Collection from 1890 - 1960
The M. A. Bazovský Gallery has always been
directed at Slovak fine art of the 20th century, a fact which is fully
reflected in the choice of works of art of collection and exhibition. The most
extensive and valuable part of the collection, today comprising 4500 works –
paintings, pieces of graphic art, drawings, sculptures and photographies, is
the set of works by Alexander Bazovský, one thousand paintings and drawings
altogether. This singular collection portrays the most serious creative
peripetia of the artist, marks the development stages of Bazovský´s creation
and elucidates the greatness of his spirit and work.
the spheres of the gallery´s collecting and exhibiting activities is Slovak
fine art of the 20th and 21st century. This part of the found represents the
period of forming the bases of Slovak fine art after 1918 by presenting its
most important personalities, its later boom and development changes in style
after the Second World War, as well as a very differentiated form manifested in
the works of the members of the middle and young generations, the only
exception being the painter Ladislav Medňanský whose life and work are closely
connected with the gallery´s field of activities. The gallery records works by
M.Benka, M.Galanda, Ľ.Fulla, E.Gwerk, C.Majerník, G.Mallý, J.Mudroch, E.Šimerová,
J.Jakoby, V.Hložník, E.Zmeták, Galanda´s disciples and other members of the
old, middle and young generations of Slovak fine art. It also owns a remarkable
collection of graphic and sculpture works which presents the key Slovak
personalities of these art branches in the 20th century.
Works by artist from the region of Trenčín are an inseparable part of the
collection fund. The region´s visual image has been formed by many generations
of artists who either connected their works with the town and its surroundings
or lived and worked here. They include H.Gross, B.Hoffstädter, J.Holoubek,
S.Abel, R.Moško, J.Fizel and others, as well as a long list of young artists.
Besides collecting works, the gallery is also very active in exhibiting them.