Gallery in the Tatra mountains shows Nepalese art

A GALLERY at one of the highest altitudes in Slovakia – at the Skalnaté Pleso in High Tatras – has launched an exhibition of Nepalese art called "Summit of Life" that can be seen until the end of August.

Encián, Skalnaté pleso, High TatrasEncián, Skalnaté pleso, High Tatras (Source: TASR)

The Encián Gallery offers to visitors pictures from the Himalayas, as three Nepalese painters - Manoj Kumar Shrestha, Pramod Kumar Shrestha and Gunjan Shrestha – plus Slovak artist Paľo Susa exhibit their paintings, mostly landscapes, but also impressionist and expressionist portraits of people, their dwellings and animals.

“Nepalese artists show us through their works the beauty of what is fascinating but also dangerous; and for most Europeans distant not just geographically, but also symbolically,” Eva Jágriková of the Tatranský okrášľovací spolok/Tatras Beautifying Association told the SITA newswire.

All the artworks have been brought to the Encián Gallery by Susa who personally visited the Himalayas to continue his project Summit of Life exploring the issues of environment, the contemporary country, and the relation between humans, art and nature, individuals and the society, and the sense of existence of humans in this world.

Encián was built on the bank of the Skalnaté pleso mountain lake according to design of famous architect Dušan Jurkovič in 1936-1937. It is located at 1,751 metres above sea level.

The current exhibition symbolically connects the intimate mountain range of the High Tatras with the tallest range in the world, the Himalayas, according to Jágriková.

 

 

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