Description of the exhibition
is a phenomenon which rises a human-being in his creative work
to the level of a Co-Creator, that is making him be like the
Creator. Religion fills art with inner meaning, gives it an
unusual shade which distinguishes religios art from any secular
one. Religios art is the art of seing God's will in everything
around us. It is nothing but a sermon: the sounds of this world
hidden inside the stone of the temples and inferred in the colours
of the frescs sometimes sound more profoundly and eloquently
than a spoken word. The spirit of a nation, its beliefs and
hopes, its power and abilities are all reftected in religious
of the Netherlands we remember eminent artists who gave the
world magnificent works: Bosch and van Eyck, Rembrandt and Rubens.
are not the only treasuries keeping marvelous masterpieces of
art that made the kingdom of Netherlands famous all over the
world. In the Museum
Catharijneconvent, Utrecht you can see those of unknown
authors that are showing us our thoughts and prayers to God.
Religious art embodied in architecture, painting and sculpture
is an essential part of the Netherlands, and their unique image
makes you stop and pieously exclaim: "Magic are Thou deeds,
Netherlands of our days have many various traits that join together
in an organic whole. Here you can see Catholic and Protestant
chirches situated next to each other, and people of different
confessions are always open for a dialogue with each other.
Aiming to such dialogues not only among these churchmen but
among all people that live "outside the Church" is an amazing
feature of the Netherland. The terms "the Church" and "the profane
world" here often get entwined reminding of the medley architectonic
"looks" of the country.
exposition is made as a part of a "Religious Situation in the
Netherlands" project. It is dedicated to the architecture of
Contents of the exhibition
photoexhibition consist of the 21 photos which include following:
Cross and bell at the monastery of the Congregation of the Blessed
Sacrament (S.S.S.), Nijmegen.
2. The former Catholic monastery of China's missionaries, Nijmegen.
3. The St. Joseph Carmelite's Church on the Keizer Karel square,
4. The Catholic Church, Tilburg.
5. The St. Stephan Church (St. Stevenskerk), Nijmegen
6. The former monastery's garden at the Dom Cathedral (Dom
7. The Dom Cathedral (Dom Kerk), Utrecht
8. Inside one Catholic Church, Tilburg
9. Inside one Catholic Church, Tilburg
10. The fresco inside Dom Cathedral (Dom Kerk), Utrecht
11. The Grote Kerk, Breda
12. The Annunciation Day. A fresco from the Cathedral Grote
13. The gravestone at the Grote Kerk, Breda
14. The Dom belltower (Dom Kerk) and Dom Cathedral
15. The Dominican Church of Nijmegen
16. The stained-glass window at the St. Joseph Carmelite's
17. The conventual yard of beguines, Amsterdam
18. The conventual yard of beguines, Breda
19. A Chinese Church of Amsterdam
20. Parliament building (Ridderzaal),
21. The chapel Volkhov (Kapel Volkhov), Nijmegen