PPAC: Prekmurje 3. – Lendava Castle

Before we exit the Castle after last week’s Hundertwasser exhibition, here are some artefacts from its permanent historical collection with a local tune in two versions. You will see some interesting sculptures, some weapons, the model of the train station and an impressive shield. If you wish more information, visit this site. We still haveContinue reading “PPAC: Prekmurje 3. – Lendava Castle”

PPAC: Prekmurje 2. – Hundertwasser and Hasegawa

My apologies for this post, since this art was not really public. The exhibition was available in exchange for a small fee, and it was not visible from the street. Still, the vibrancy hopefully makes up for it. Here, let me show you. This is a card that I bought at this exhibition. I tookContinue reading “PPAC: Prekmurje 2. – Hundertwasser and Hasegawa”

PPAC: Prekmurje 1. – Robert Jurak

When Marsha asked me recently what my next public art series would be, I still had no idea. And yet today starts a new series from Prekmurje, the region in the NE Slovenia that is a part of the vast Pannonian plain. First comes Robert Jurak, a welder artist. Prekmurje means “the land over theContinue reading “PPAC: Prekmurje 1. – Robert Jurak”

PPAC: Piran 7 – Art mix

When I was gathering photos for this series, I already knew which photo will be the last in the final post. I’ll let nature win the art contest. But before the last one let’s have a look at all the little and big art pieces in Piran which are not murals, not church art, notContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 7 – Art mix”

PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals

I was glad to see that Marsha put her post up despite the holidays and that she included my last week’s PPAC post among the featured ones. We are not done with Piran yet. Today: street art in four locations. The first two photos I took in 2017 at the Piran primary school’s playground. QuiteContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals”

PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks

Who would think that Piran is such an arty town? This is the fifth post from it for our beloved public art challenge and two more are waiting to be posted. Today we look into and around the tiny lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula. It’s true that you need to a pay aContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 5. – Lighthouse and rocks”

PPAC: Piran 4. – Safet Zec

I would like to apologize for the sadness of today’s post, but sadness can be beautifully portrayed as well. Especially if you are from Bosnia, a country with its fair share of sadness but also joy. This summer Bosnian painter Safet Zec displayed 50 works from his cycles Exodus and Embraces in eight locations inContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 4. – Safet Zec”

PPAC: Piran 3. – Let’s read this place

I am a firm believer in really getting to know a place by reading its walls and other surfaces. Sometimes you won’t like all you learn but at least you’ll know. Not all scribbles that follow are artistic but all have merit in adding soul to the city, no matter what kind this soul turnsContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 3. – Let’s read this place”

PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures

Why don’t we continue our art tour of Piran on the Slovenian coast with three sculptures, one by an Iranian, another by an Argentinian, and the third by two Serbian artists? First this. I have been posting daily since May the 20th. It has come along spontaneously, the idea and the execution, when I decidedContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures”

PPAC: Piran 1. – Church art

This is the first post in my new public art challenge series. We will spend several weeks in Piran on the Slovenian coast and admire its many art forms, styles and shapes. Let’s start with some of its many churches and chapels. Even though my parents have had a house in this small but extremelyContinue reading “PPAC: Piran 1. – Church art”

Pic and a Word #289 & PPAC: The wave of irony

The photos are from Orbetello for Marsha’s PPAC. The poem is a double fib, named after the Fibonacci sequence, for Patrick’s Pic and a Word challenge. That it doesn’t make much sense is a sign of the times. And the waves are for waving. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 0 I runContinue reading “Pic and a Word #289 & PPAC: The wave of irony”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6

Here it is, the final part of my fairy-tale town series. It is a special place, especially if you have kids but adults will be entertained as well. Thank you for all the joy, Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce! This is a town that clearly knows what it is doing. In 2017 they started with the firstContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 5

I’m so glad to see all the support for this series and the joy it brings. And it is not over yet. The series started with this post and today it’s already part five of fix. In this part: plenty of fun and beauty and known and unknown characters, including an encounter with a ladyContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 5”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 4

Our stroll around the little but picturesque town Sant’Angelo in the Province of Viterbo moves into its second half with this post where we again meet some familiar faces, tails and tales. For a town which I imagined would end around post 2, Sant’Angelo kept spreading in a fully unpredictable manner. Even us grown-ups, thatContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 4”

PPAC: Sant’Agnelo 3

Today’s public art post, the third with fairy-tale murals from Sant’Angelo, comes with a little reality check. As I write this (Friday, 5 pm), we have had no internet connection in home for the last twenty-four hours. And on Wednesday we were again without water most of the day. These problems are not related, neitherContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Agnelo 3”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 2

As promised, here is the continuation of our visit to a town of which I only learned because Facebook assumed correctly that I’d like it. I hope you do too as there will be four more posts from here. Fairy-tales forever! The only thing I regretted was that I was not carrying a child orContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 2”

PPAC: Sant’Angelo 1

Today a new series begins from the town in Lazio called Sant’Angelo. Here are the first 15 minutes of our Tuesday visit when uncle, bestia and I went fairy-tale hopping. For Tuesday I had planned three stops in places from my list that were new to me: first Montefiascone above Lake Bolsena (check, the viewContinue reading “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 1”

PPAC: San Gimignano

After eight years in Tuscany maybe it’s time to visit San Gimignano, I said to myself, packed uncle and bestia on Thursday and off we went, after a lovely stroll by the Elsa river. As everything in Italy it was full of art and surprisingly full of people. San Gimignano, two hours NW from me,Continue reading “PPAC: San Gimignano”

PPAC: Tarquinia

These photos are from one year ago when Flavia, my visiting uncle – who is on his way over right now again – and I went to Tarquinia and it was my first time. It’s true that Italian towns are similar and yet each one surprises me in a fully new way. This is aContinue reading “PPAC: Tarquinia”

PPAC: Stožice street art 3

Here is the last part of the mysterious series of photos that I didn’t take. As you will see, the photographer felt increasingly uneasy and got the hell out of there, no matter that there were two more levels to explore. As I explained in part 1 of this series, it is all a resultContinue reading “PPAC: Stožice street art 3”

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