Petra Lajdova

Artist/Photographer
     
Slovak Renaissance
Location: Bratislava
Nationality: Slovak
Biography: Petra Lajdová (1978) Slovakia, Bratislava.  Artist statement:  I am seeking to renew interest in traditional art, offering a modern view of precious cultural heritage to today’s generations.. I aim to see new way of... read on
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Slovak Renaissance
Credits: petra lajdova
Updated: 02/09/17

Contemporary art photography of the beauty and artistry of Slovak traditional costumes (2012-2014), specifically headpieces and the upper parts. Its goal is to present its esthetics and beauty through art photography, mentioning its art and cultural connection with world in modern, original and respectful way. 

It is a celebration of the art of Slovak ancestors. Slovakia is rich in folk traditions, art and costumes. It is ahead of many European states in preserving the bold expressiveness and originality of its folk dress. The Slovak Renaissance project aims to elevate Slovak folk traditions to an art form by allowing this typical, multi-colored visual to emerge from the shadows through the beauty of Slovak women in traditional costumes and headwear. The multi-colored character of these parts of Slovak folk costumes has its origins in Slovakia’s wealth of natural beauty – it’s diverse terrain, mountains, valleys, green lowlands, wide meadows, rolling hills, mountain pools and lakes. In addition, the costumers’ richness emerges from the ethnically, socially and religiously diverse character of the country.  All of this is reflected in their colorful patterns and the richly or simply decorated headpieces. I see these decorative patterns as a reflection of respect, honor and humility in the face of nature, and of the beauty of women, their dignity and strength. 

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Beautysl(á)va - Lines and Shadows

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Art of Fashion

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Private I Travel i Archive

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Art of Industrial

By Petra Lajdova — Work in progress, photography of the art of industrial.  I find my admiration for traditional metal works, tools and craftwork. Photographs of..
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Slovenská Renesancia

By Petra Lajdova — Fotografické dielo Petry Lajdovej - renesancia umenia, estetiky a krásy slovenského ľudového odevu.  Na Slovensku je to prvá moderná..
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Backstage

By Petra Lajdova — Backstage for Slovak Renaissance art work (2012-2014) (folk costumes and 100-200 year old archive headpieces styling preparation), celebrating the..
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