The Slovak National Gallery offers an updated version of the dvekrajiny.sng.sk website that accompanies the multi-genre exhibition entitled "Two Countries - Slovakia's Image: the 19th Century × Present".It presents more than 200 works on-line, which create a cross-section of the artistic portraying of the Slovak countryside since the early traditions of the local landscape painting in the 19th century to contemporary photography. In addition to the division into eleven thematic exhibition sections, the works of art can be sorted and searched on the web by the author, fine art type, content, or by location on the map of Slovakia. Here you will find old, but also recent views of Slovak towns, castles, rivers, caves and mountains, often focusing on the ongoing modernisation of the country.
Many are accompanied by a curator's commentary from the exhibition catalogue and a zoom function allows a detailed view in high resolution. Digital reproductions of the works of the Slovak National Gallery (from authors such as Ladislav Mednyánszky, Ľudovít Čordák, Pavol Socháň and others.) have been made available for free download here, adjustment and distribution for non-commercial purposes under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. The website also offers the possibility of ordering high-quality prints of these reproductions in various formats.
www.dvekrajiny.sng.sk is a prototype to the ongoing redesign of the Art Web (www.webumenia.sk), which currently contains more than 18 thousand digitised works from the collection-creating Slovak galleries. The new version of the Art Web will be made available at the beginning of 2015.
An exhibition of Two Countries - Slovakia's Image: the 19th Century × Present is located on the 2. and 3. floor of the Slovak National Gallery, in Esterházyho palác/ the Esterházy Palace in Bratislava and runs until 19 October, 2014.