Place of event
: Moderna galerijaAddress
: Tomšičeva ulica 14 1000 LjubljanaPhone
: +386 (0)1 241 68 00Fax
: +386 (0)1 241 68 00e-mail
: Event starts
: 24.9.2013Event ends
: Moderna galerija,Tomšičeva ulica 14
Marking the birth centenary of Marij Pregelj, one of the most important Slovenian modernist painters, this exhibition brings together 50 of Pregelj’s illustrations for the highly acclaimed Slovenian editions of Homer’s epic poems the Iliad (1949–50) and the Odyssey (1951).
Pregelj’s works add up to one of the most important modernist oeuvres in the former Yugoslavia, part of which Slovenia used to be in Pregelj’s time. A special place in the artist’s output is held by his illustrations for various classics of Slovenian and world literature, the illustrations for the Iliad and the Odyssey representing a turning point in his artistic development.