The sculptures and drawings for the exhibition entitled Apokalyptickí jazdci / The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the Danubiana Aquamarine exhibition space were created by four Visegrad sculptors in accordance with the project developed by Broniłsav Krysztof. It was presented for the first time in 2021 in Bielsko-Biala and Wroclaw. The sculptors are Krysztof from Poland, Peter Nižňanský from the Czech Republic, Marek Brzózka from Hungary and Milan Lukáč from Slovakia. Each was given the task of creating and personalizing in drawing his vision of one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Revelation of Saint John. However, they were also instructed to capture three basic artistic principles: the silhouette of a horse, the silhouette of a horseman and his symbols. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been depicted in the works of Albrecht Dürer, Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, among others; however, they always symbolized misery on earth, devastation of the land and the senseless killing of people, i.e. an apocalypse which also lives and resonates in our times. They represent the future of mankind, its extinction or Satan’s game leading towards destruction and the end of the world.
The first horseman arrived on a white horse with the symbol of a bow and represented a conqueror. The second Red (fiery) Rider with his symbol, a sword, brought war and killing. His red horse also symbolized the destruction of the land by fire. The third Black Rider brings desolate and burnt land, famine and poverty. Weighing scales are his symbol which should bring people the same amount of wheat and barley to prevent hunger. The fourth rider arrives on a deathly pale horse. He represents a country ravaged by war and its consequences, such as the Black Death. A long sword is his symbol. Thus, the works of the four horsemen by four artists from the Visegrad Four draw attention to current events and human suffering and depict ancient thoughts constantly reoccurring in religion, art and literature.
Dagmar Srnenská Kudoláni
Venue: Danubiana, Čunovo, Slovakia
Date: from 21.06.2022 – 04.09.2022
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Adults – 10 €
Family (2 adults and 2 students) – 20 €
Pensioners (over 62 years old) – 5 €
Students – 5 €
Children (under 6 years old) – Free
Danubiana Club Members – Free
Disabled persons, persons over 75 years of age – Free
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Danubiana, Čunovo, SlovenskoPrice
10 € EUR