Plečnik and the Sacred
A catalogue was published with the exhibition 'Plečnik and the Sacred'. In it, the exhibition's author, Tomaž Jurca, PhD, explores Plečnik's idea of what is sacred.
"The works of Jože Plečnik are probably the best witnesses to what he considered as sacred. They serve as prayers, containing all of his beliefs, directions, and principles. With Plečnik the sacred is not tied just to the architect's piety, but also his art, personal beliefs, life views, and morals. These are all closely intertwined when it comes to Plečnik, with often hard to pinpoint borders between them. In light of common discussions on the need to separate Plečnik's faith and art, we should therefore first emphasise that our great architect can be difficult to understand if we treat the two spheres separately. Both faith and art are sacred to Plečnik, they signify the search for the highest good, the morally unblemished, the transcendent, of what is beautiful and beloved.” wrote Tomaž Jurca, PhD.
Format: 160x250 mm, soft copy
Language: Slovene and English
N. of pages: 52
PLEČNIK AND THE SACRED
Published by: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, represented by Blaž Peršin, Director
Author of the text: Tomaž Jurca
Production of the catalogue: Maja Kovač
Photographs: MGML documentation, Plečnik Collection, Tomaž Jurca, Matevž Paternoster, Anja Škerjanc, Jitka Dvořáková, National Gallery in Prague
Graphic design: Bojan Lazarevič, Agora Proars
Layout by: Marjan Božič
Language editing: Katja Paladin (slo), Matic Šavli (eng)
English translation: Tomaž Jurca
Print run: 300 copies