the light of the centuries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries

the light of the centyries



EN: These photos were taken in Athens which I visited in December. It was the third time that I was in that city, and every time I have percieved it differently, but I would always feel a kind of pious admiration standing in front of the remains of the culture and civilization that existed there centuries ago. Pillars in these photos are not from the ancient times, but symbolically they represent the holding pillars of our artistic and spiritual development. Sometimes I wonder how anyone after the ancient Greeks had the courage to create anything. And at the same time I know that nothing that is created in Europe after them would be the same if there were not those pillars, which are set so firmly and securely in their everlasting beauty and universal truth that no time can destroy.

This fabric reminded me from the beginning of the surface of the marble and I knew that in Greece I will find an adequate setting for the photos. Although this kind of pattern is not something that fits me the best, I wanted to sew a wide dress with raised waist. In the end I managed to draft the pattern myself. I am happy that I made this comfortable dress, but even more that I came across these lighted pillars at the foothill of the Acropolis. They are not illuminated by the sun, but the Acropolis and entire area around it illuminates the light of the centuries old artistic and spiritual power of the ancient Greeks.DSCF2625-001

SR: Ove slike su nastale u Atini, koju sam posetila u decembru. To je bio treći put kako sam bila u tom gradu i svaki put sam ga doživela drugačije, ali uvek bih osetila neku vrstu pobožnog divljenja pred ostacima kulture i civilizacije koja je pre toliko vekova na tom mestu postojala. Stubovi na ovim fotografijama nisu iz antičkog vremena, ali simbolički predstavljaju stubove nosioce svekolike naše umetnosti i duhovnog razvoja. Ponekad se zapitam kako je iko posle antičkih Grka imao hrabrosti da bilo šta stvori. I u isto vreme znam da ništa što je stvoreno u Evropi posle njih ne bi izgledalo tako da nije bilo tih stubova nosioca, koji su postavljeni tako čvrsto i sigurno u svojoj neprolaznoj lepoti i univerzalnoj istini da ih nikakvo vreme ne može uništiti.

Ovo platno me je od početka podsećalo na površinu mermera i znala sam da ću u Grčkoj naći adekvatno okruženje za fotografije. Iako ovaj kroj nije nešto što meni najbolje stoji, htela sam da sašijem jednu široku haljinu sa podignutim strukom. Na kraju sam uspela sama da nacrtam kroj, i koliko sam srećna što sam napravila ovu tako udobnu haljinu, još više sam srećna što sam naišla na ove osvetljene stubove u podnožju Akropolja. Nisu oni obasjani suncem, već Akropolj i ceo prostor oko njega isijava vekovnu svetlost umetničke i duhovne snage starih Grka.

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10 thoughts on “the light of the centuries

    1. Thank you! Yes, I drafted the pattern myself. I find it more difficult but definitely more fun than using patterns. I am not afraid of making mistakes and I feel like I am learning faster this way. Thank you for all of your comments!:)

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