Permanent exhibition presents 5 major circuits of Hanula´s work from the collection of Gallery of Spiš Artists, which chronologically follow the painter´s creative beginnings, development and top of his production of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as his last creative phase - sacral implementations.
1. NUDES OF THE STUDENT´S TIMES
Sketches, drawings, and the studies from the period of practising in Budapest and in Munich.
2. URBAN AND FOLK GENRES
Children´s and women´s portraits, works with folk themes and portraits of the representatives of the city of Spišská Nová Ves.
3. FAMILY AND PORTRAITS ON COMMISSION
Portraits of family members, close friends and portraits made on commission.
4. SACRAL WORKS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
Sketches and art-designs for implementation of murals.
Biography of the artist, family photos and interesting archival materials.
A part of the exhibition is an interactive map that serves as a guiding panel giving the information on the sites of sacral implementations of Jozef Hanula - here are marked sacral objects in which the author applied the murals: in the territory of Slovakia there are more than 60 sites, two were made in Hungary and a few in neighbouring Poland. An accompanying slideshow presents the works from the Gallery collections and archives as well as an overview of sacral implementations.
Jozef Hanula (1863 - 1944), a native of Liptovské Tri Sliače, lived and worked in the region of Spiš and in city of Spôišská Nová Ves in the years 1900 - 1944. In the collection of Gallery of Spiš Artists there are 72 paintings, drawings, sketches and studies that illustrate the evolution of the Hanula´s work throughout the whole creative period. The archival fund contains other 265 items coming from the author´s heritage, the prevalent parts of which are designs and sketches to wall paintings.
Hanula´s work affected the history of the Slovak fine art in the early days of the 20th century and became the link between Peter Michal Bohúň and Jozef Božetech Klemens - the artists of romanticism with elements of realism, the representatives of the so-called national romanticism, which emphasised the National ideals and national school presenting the new Slovak visual art tendencies in a spirit of realism of th eend of the 19th century (Martin Benka, Janko Alexy, Ľudovít Fulla, Mikuláš Galanda).