Lojze Spacal (1907–2000) is regarded as one of the most prominent fine artists in the Slovenian and Italian areas after World War II. He is a world-established artist who achieved his creative peak in graphic techniques, particularly linocut and woodcut. He also created using other techniques (oil on canvas, mosaic, tapestry making and fresco) as well as with different mixed techniques (e.g. a combination of sculpting-relief and painting). He is known as an artist of Istria and the Karst, as he was inspired by motifs from both regions, transforming them into his own artistic language. His works of art received several national and international (Slovenian and Italian) awards. Spacal’s paintings and graphics feature in important modern art gallery collections all around the world. Since 1988 Štanjel Castle has hosted a permanent exhibition of his works of art.
Try the linocut technique yourself using the programmes Follow in Spacal’s Footsteps and Discover Štanjel and Print Your Own Postcard. Every year in May, on the anniversary of his death, the Spacal Walk takes place from the village of Škrbina, where Spacal was buried, to Štanjel.
|Timetable||You can visit the Lojze Spacal Gallery during the working hours of the Štanjel Information Centre|
|Duration||45 - 90 minutes|
|Starting point||Štanjel Information Centre|
*with status certificate