Peter Uchnár – Fairy Tales

15.06.2021 - 29.08.2021

The exhibition features one of his first and most representative sets of illustrations. They were at the beginning, specifically those which picked the Golden Apple at BIB ´99. Four years later this success brought a great opportunity to work on one of the most epic and abundantly illustrated books in the history of Slovak illustration: Veľká kniha slovenských rozprávok (The Big Book of Slovak Fairy Tales) by Ľubomír Feldek. Uchnár illustrated Dobšinský’s fairy tales retold in contemporary language in equally juicy artistic language, for which he won the Award of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic (for the Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia in 2003 and entry in the 2006 IBBY Honor List (MACAU, China). It was published for the first time in 2003 by the Reader’s Digest Výber publishing house in Slovak and Czech versions. The second abridged edition was published in Slovenia. The next edition, entitled Truhlica najkrajších rozprávok (The Treasure Chest of the Most Beautiful Fairy Tales) was published in Slovakia in 2016, once again in Slovak and Czech versions. It featured five more Slovak fairy tales with illustrations and a new cover. The fourth edition, published last year and complemented by new illustrations and a new cover (Slovart, 2020) with the original title Veľká kniha slovenských rozprávok (The Big Book of Slovak Fairy Tales) symbolically closes the seventeen year arch of its successful path. The exhibition also features two digital collages of his illustrations on canvas.
Peter Uchnár’s illustrations can be found in more than fifty books. His work with Slovak fairy tales are surely jewels in the showcase of the Slovak book illustrations; however, his illustrations of Peter Pan, Žember’s poetry, the Bible, Shakespeare and last but not least Werich’s Deoduši are their older brothers, the flag bearers of his imagination and fantasy.
Juraj Žembera

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Location: Danubiana, Čunovo, Slovakia
Date: until August 29, 2021
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Admission: children free
Family (2 adults and 2 students) – 20 €
Pensioners (older than 62 years) – 5 €
Students – 5 €
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Danubiana, Čunovo, Slovensko


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