Gallery of Ľudovít Fulla
The Gallery of Ľudovít Fulla offers its visitors the fine-art work of a Ružomberok’s native, Ľ. Fulla, one of the most important Slovak artists of the 20th century and one of the founders of modern painting and graphic art in Slovakia.
It is situated in the centre of the town, at “D. Makovického” Street, right next to the building of the Liptov Museum.
The exhibition presents the most famous works of Ľudovít Fulla, but also some of the less known pieces from the final period of the artist’s work. The most beautiful paintings include Little Shepherd, which is also the first painting by Fulla that was displayed in the gallery, Girl among Flowers, Holy Virgin of Revúca, Fishermen, Toys, Holy Virgin with Angels, Peasant Wedding, Jánošík on a White Horse, Rysavá Jalovica, and many more. We can also see the texts written by Fulla, which comment on his work, as well as examples of drawings, graphic art and illustrations.
Visitors can also see the studio of the artist, his office and a part of the residential area in which master Fulla lived. The Gallery of Ľ. Fulla is a part of the Slovak National Gallery.
An interesting fact is that Ľ. Fulla gifted his art work to the state. The gift consisted of 548 paintings, drawings and graphic works. The gallery was created as a result of the gift agreement between Ľudovít Fulla and the state. The painter gifted his work to the state and the state undertook to build a gallery for the collection, with an atelier and a dwelling. The gallery was opened to the public in 1969. Ľ. Fulla spent the last years of his life there.
From the architectural point of view, the gallery is a rather non-traditional building. It consists of two beam-shaped blocks asymmetrically stacked on each other in the way that the upper block is placed perpendicular to the bottom one. The exhibition area is situated in the upper section. The facade of the gallery is decorated with a mosaic designed by Ľ. Fulla.
Apart from the permanent exhibition of the work of Ľ. Fulla, the gallery regularly offers various short-term exhibitions and organizes different cultural and educational events, concerts or creative workshops.