Art history collection

The core and base of the art history collection are the older art works (paintings, statues, handicrafts). So the major part of this collection is from Sadnikar’s Collection. Amongst them are some well-known and already mentioned works of art, significant for learning about Slovenian and European arts, amongst the others the Gothic relief “Stigmatisation of St. Francis”, Renaissance statues ‘Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre’ from the 16th century, or the painting “Jesus preaching to his parents” from the 17th century. New objects have been acquired from private collections and other sources by being donated or purchased, thus the collection from the older artistic periods is expanded and complemented by the works of art of origin or provenance of the Kamnik region.

Curator: Saša Bučan, historian of art, museum counsellor,

Museum stories

The Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre

These two statues of the Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre are examples of the highest quality sculptures of the 16th century in Slovenia. The statues, young and old warriors, were probably once part of a bigger composition of the Resurrection of Jesus.

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Stigmatization of St Francis

Relief, linden wood, polychromacy destroyed, 90th of the 15th century

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Jesus' conversation with his parents

Jesus' conversation with his parents, unknown painter, middle of the 17th century, oil on canvas

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The Last supper

The Last supper, unknown painter, first half of the 17th century, oil on canvas

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Ludwig Hermann, The old Town with the frozen canal, 1852

In the 1850s, Hermann was especially interesting on Dutch and north German landscape, with old towns in different weather conditions. The painting was created in 1852, at a time when Hermann was painting in the Netherlands and was inspired by the Dutch and North-German landscapes of the 17th century.

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Franc Pustovrh (Pustavrh), Sela near Kamnik, 1863

The characteristic romantic outline depicts the provincial motif from Sela near Kamnik. At the heart of the motif is a parish church with a bell tower and two buildings (parish) from the north side.

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Carl Vogel, Girl, 1857

In the picture is a full-length depicted girl. The girl is sitting on the grass, a brighter, blue sky opens above her. She is dressed in a green dress with a narrow paw and a wide skirt, underneath the white lace lower skirt, and in a white transparent blouse with short sleeves and a wide cut. She had white socks with a red tape and narrow black shoes, reaching to the ankles.

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