There and back again to the lands beyond the mind

There and back again to the lands beyond the mind

Exhibition of a painter from Kutná Hora inspired by the life and work of the genius architect Santini - the author of several Czech UNESCO buildings

March 18 2023 - May 7 2023
There and back again to the lands beyond the mind
This year in Czechia we commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of the genius architect Santini. In his honor, an exhibition by the local painter Mirka Lipertová is being held in the UNESCO cathedral in Sedlec in Kutná Hora. She was inspired by Santini's life and work.

The young painter studied fashion design. However, she changed designing clothes first to realistic and then abstract painting. The artist plays with the idea that painting is a kind of portal leading to our inner worlds and much further. The exhibition’s central sky blue painting is entitled Santini, all the others are based on the geometry of circles.

Santini's masterpiece

The exhibition takes place right inside the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Sedlec near Kutná Hora. Together with the world-famous ossuary in Sedlec, this cathedral forms a complete complex of the oldest part of Kutná Hora, which is listed by UNESCO.

The genius Jan Blažej Santini - Aichel realized his ideas of Baroque Gothic on the Sedlec church. His work is the original design of the main façade and the overall unique design of the church interior. Santini also wove into the building world unique structural elements - a self-supporting vault called the Bohemian plaque and a self-supporting spiral staircase. 


Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady
U Zastávky 280, Sedlec
284 03 Kutná Hora