:: show 577 .. 4th May 2019 ::
- ŠKOFJA LOKA
- BOGDAN KLADNIK AND
THE GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH
- LIFE TO GRASSLANDS
- ILLUSTRATOR ANDREJA PEKLAR
- THE ČOPI PAINTED BEEHIVE PANELS
In Slovenia, the heritage of historical city centres is very rich. Škofja Loka, founded by the Freising bishops in 973, is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns. Its inhabitants were known as good traders, craftsmen, carvers and artists, which is beautifully demonstrated by the adorned fašades of the houses. At the beginning of the 20th century, the impressionist painters used to gather there to paint the town in many of their works of art.
BOGDAN KLADNIK AND HIS GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH
Bogdan Kladnik, who has been won over by the beauty of nature in his early youth, is sad to observe how our planet is increasingly being polluted and destroyed. With his photographs, books, and especially with the activities of the international association of nature lovers, known as the Guardians of the Earth, whose founder he is, he tries to raise awareness and teach people how to protect nature, as this means protecting our very own existence.
PRESERVATION OF MEADOWS
Meadows are one of the most endangered natural environments throughout the world, Slovenia included. In 2015, the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation began restoring grassland and meadows as part of its LIFE to Grasslands project which will run until 2020.
ANDREJA PEKLAR ILLUSTRATOR
Andreja Peklar is a painter, an illustrator and an author of children's picture books. Her illustrations also adorn textbooks and magazines for children and the youth. She is an acclaimed artist, and the winner of many prestigious national and international awards.
THE PAINTER OF THE FRONT BEEHIVE PANELS
Slovenes are a nation with a long beekeeping tradition, which has given way to some special features related to beekeeping. One of them are the painted beehive panels or panjske končnice, placed on the front panels of the hives. In the region of Bovec, their replicas are made by Tomislav Rene Čopi.