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Odkrivanje Plecnikove Ljubljane_Artkontakt

Odkrivanje Plecnikove Ljubljane_Artkontakt

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Published by Stane Jeršič
Razstave fotografij v nakupnih centrih Mercator po vsej državi, razstava na odprtem razstavišču "Krakovski nasip" v Ljubljani, brezplačna vodenja po Plečnikovi Ljubljani, ustvarjalne delavnice, prvovrstna sladica "Plečnikova piramida"...

Jože Plečnik wrote his architectural testament to Ljubljana. The cosmopolitan Vienna and the golden Prague might have inspired some of his best and the most original works, but it was his hometown – the emerging capital of a young European nation, who were at the time only a few steps away from achieving their centuries long aspiration for an independent state – where Plečnik has created a monumental picture of European dimensions in which he weaved the architectural ideas of the past and a future world into a fantastic urban fabric with subtle threads of a unique creative pattern. Although Plečnik couldn't realise all his ideas the way he intended, he nevertheless pleated a noble wreath of panoramic views upon the provincial sleeping beauty. In the middle of the 20th century, he gave the city its identity, which distinctively continues to underline the sentiment of its population in the 21st century as well. He was subtle enough to recognise the genius-loci of this old-world city, measured in the shy proportions of the mentality of a nation devoid of their own princes and kings. Plečnik gave Ljubljana an urban skyline and focused upon picturesque details. The city silhouette gradually spreads from the Ljubljanica riverbanks to nearby and more distant neighbourhoods, where the medieval enclave of Ljubljana, hugged against the castle hill, flirts with its mirror image, built upon the sunken network of the Roman insulae. The only visible remnant of the ancient town of Emona is now its southern wall. The wall itself was preserved and subtly transformed by the great master himself, who passed it on his daily walks from his spiritual home and workshop in Trnovo to the bustling city centre. That part of the city echoes the ideas and spiritual power of the ancient world. Nowadays, when a modern traveller follows Plečnik's steps into the city centre, he/she imprints those ideas in the intricately placed cobblestones found on streets and squares. He/She then crosses the river on one of the monumental three bridges and continues his/her way under the colonnade of the city market, where the hustle and bustle of life is caught in the echo of the heavy columns and lintels of the new-age agora. The route continues its way up to the loggia of the slim triangular structure of Peglezn, which is raised above the noisy traffic, and further on alongside the Ljubljanica River to the Ambrož Square where the river is crossed by floodgates with their intricately designed antique elements.
The panoramic aerial views of the camera are very convincing and silently beautiful. They capture the subtle urban carpet, woven for Ljubljana by Plečnik, who was always aware of the transience of reality itself, but nevertheless used the eternal glow of higher ideals, embraced in the idea of the "architectura perennis". This force, driven by the invisible Creator and tailored by the imponderable logic of absolute harmony and proportions is symbolised by the fierce gesture of Moses, the Messenger of God. This sculptural masterpiece by Dolinar adorns the façade of the National and University Library, which is probably the most eminent palace built by Plečnik for his hometown. With its picturesque red brick façade and a structure using renaissance tectonics and proportions, Plečnik achieved the final and the most refined stage in his attentive design of façades, always entangled in the infinitive interplay of the classicistic style and at the same time modern elements, where pilasters and vertical bands, arcade arches and wreaths intertwine into a magnificent whole.
Equally suggestive are the frozen gazes of the photographer's eye – motionless and refined reflections of loquacious details, which reveal to the attentive observer of am
Razstave fotografij v nakupnih centrih Mercator po vsej državi, razstava na odprtem razstavišču "Krakovski nasip" v Ljubljani, brezplačna vodenja po Plečnikovi Ljubljani, ustvarjalne delavnice, prvovrstna sladica "Plečnikova piramida"...

Jože Plečnik wrote his architectural testament to Ljubljana. The cosmopolitan Vienna and the golden Prague might have inspired some of his best and the most original works, but it was his hometown – the emerging capital of a young European nation, who were at the time only a few steps away from achieving their centuries long aspiration for an independent state – where Plečnik has created a monumental picture of European dimensions in which he weaved the architectural ideas of the past and a future world into a fantastic urban fabric with subtle threads of a unique creative pattern. Although Plečnik couldn't realise all his ideas the way he intended, he nevertheless pleated a noble wreath of panoramic views upon the provincial sleeping beauty. In the middle of the 20th century, he gave the city its identity, which distinctively continues to underline the sentiment of its population in the 21st century as well. He was subtle enough to recognise the genius-loci of this old-world city, measured in the shy proportions of the mentality of a nation devoid of their own princes and kings. Plečnik gave Ljubljana an urban skyline and focused upon picturesque details. The city silhouette gradually spreads from the Ljubljanica riverbanks to nearby and more distant neighbourhoods, where the medieval enclave of Ljubljana, hugged against the castle hill, flirts with its mirror image, built upon the sunken network of the Roman insulae. The only visible remnant of the ancient town of Emona is now its southern wall. The wall itself was preserved and subtly transformed by the great master himself, who passed it on his daily walks from his spiritual home and workshop in Trnovo to the bustling city centre. That part of the city echoes the ideas and spiritual power of the ancient world. Nowadays, when a modern traveller follows Plečnik's steps into the city centre, he/she imprints those ideas in the intricately placed cobblestones found on streets and squares. He/She then crosses the river on one of the monumental three bridges and continues his/her way under the colonnade of the city market, where the hustle and bustle of life is caught in the echo of the heavy columns and lintels of the new-age agora. The route continues its way up to the loggia of the slim triangular structure of Peglezn, which is raised above the noisy traffic, and further on alongside the Ljubljanica River to the Ambrož Square where the river is crossed by floodgates with their intricately designed antique elements.
The panoramic aerial views of the camera are very convincing and silently beautiful. They capture the subtle urban carpet, woven for Ljubljana by Plečnik, who was always aware of the transience of reality itself, but nevertheless used the eternal glow of higher ideals, embraced in the idea of the "architectura perennis". This force, driven by the invisible Creator and tailored by the imponderable logic of absolute harmony and proportions is symbolised by the fierce gesture of Moses, the Messenger of God. This sculptural masterpiece by Dolinar adorns the façade of the National and University Library, which is probably the most eminent palace built by Plečnik for his hometown. With its picturesque red brick façade and a structure using renaissance tectonics and proportions, Plečnik achieved the final and the most refined stage in his attentive design of façades, always entangled in the infinitive interplay of the classicistic style and at the same time modern elements, where pilasters and vertical bands, arcade arches and wreaths intertwine into a magnificent whole.
Equally suggestive are the frozen gazes of the photographer's eye – motionless and refined reflections of loquacious details, which reveal to the attentive observer of am

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Published by: Stane Jeršič on Aug 31, 2011
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 Razstava na prostem / The Outdoor Exhibition
PLEČNIKOVA LJUBLJANATHE PLEČNIK’S LJUBLJANA
KRAKOVSKI NASIP LJUBLJANA
03.01.2011 - 02.03.2011
www.artkontakt.si

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