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  • 26.10.2023
  • Jozef Česla Stamp Engraver & Rudolf Cigánik Stamp Designer
  • Tiskárna Hradištko, s.r.o.
  • Recess printing from flat plate combined with offset
  • 44,4 x 54,4 mm
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About Art - The Gothic Route - The Wall Painting in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rakos

The Wall Painting in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rákoš
Near Jelšava, in the old mining village of Rákoš, there is a church within which are hidden precious Gothic paintings, not only inside the church but also, to some extent, on the outer walls. The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity is an early Gothic single-nave building from the middle of the 13th century. Wall paintings from the last third of the 14th century to the second half of the 15th century cover the walls and vault of the presbytery and almost the entire north wall of the nave. They are high-quality frescos ordered for the church by the local wealthy landowners, the Bubek family. During their travels through northern Italy, in the service of King Louis the Great, they had the opportunity to see the best works of the Italian masters. They brought them to the Kingdom of Hungary to decorate churches in Plešivec, Štítnik and Rákoš. The northern wall of the nave is almost entirely covered with murals in three horizontal bands.

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