VAŽEC /Liptov/


Two original artworks are available from the VAŽEC painting – the 2/3 edition (60x90cm) and the 3/3 edition (120x180cm). Edition 1/3 is listed in a private collection. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Exclusively printed on archival paper ILFORD GALLERY Prestige FINE ART TEXTURED, 220g/m2, in museum quality with 100-year color durability guarantee. Manually signed and numbered by authors, with certificate of originality included. The white margins around the print allow easy framing. In this limited edition of Fine Art Print, we guarantee a maximum of 100 pieces of one artwork. Choice of 4 dimensions, prices shown only for the first 40 reproductions.



The strength of the aesthetic rendering of the painting lies not only in the proud attitude of the girl with a parta from Važec, which symbolizes the determination and strength of the Slovak women, but also in the composition of the painting and the use of strong geometric ornaments. In composing the portrait, the photographers were inspired by the almost century-old work The Bride from Važec by Ján Hála, and with their modern optics they seek to both build on and pay tribute to his life’s work. We should also mention the colourfulness of the painting – the combination of the three Slavic colours, which was an important attribute of the pictorial composition. The painter sought her inspiration in a characteristic element of the bridal attire of the bride and groom – ‘pôlka’, a woven canvas dominated by the colour red as a protection against harmful forces. The polka dot was a decoration of the bride’s head, a symbol of purity and beauty. It was made by only a few skilled women who drew inspiration from the nature of the Tatra foothills. The front part of the parta is lined with a band of flowers and green leaves, tiny pine cones, complemented with glass beads of different sizes and shapes, symbolizing a flowering meadow with glistening dewdrops. The party includes seven square mirrors, representing each day of the week. The top of the parta is decorated with white broomsticks, resembling the tails of songbirds. Parta in the painting dates back to the second half of the 20th century and belongs to the heritage of the folklore association Stráne Važec.