Flowers of patience
Flowers of patience

The third reprise of the Flowers of Patience exhibition, dedicated to floral motifs and their symbolic meaning in liturgical art, begins today at 5:00 pm at the Red Church. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Olomouc Museum of Art and the Cyril and Methodius Faculty at UPOL and is also linked to the publication of the same name by the priest and art historian Radek Martink, a leading specialist in historical liturgical textiles.

“The rare liturgical vestments were first physically presented to the public in the summer of 2022 with an exhibition in the crypt of the Olomouc Cathedral. This was followed by repeat performances, which have already taken the form of panel installations – large-format photographs with commentaries. These presented a selection of the most interesting exhibits. The first repeat took place in the premises of the Cyril and Methodius Faculty immediately after the exhibition in the crypt, the second enriched the Litomyšl Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross as part of last year’s Smetana Litomyšl festival,” says Helena Zápalková, co-author of the exhibition, adding that the third panel exhibition will open today in the Red Church in Olomouc, where it will remain until 9 March 2024.

The authors Jitka Jonová, Radek Martinek and Helena Zápalková have devoted the twenty panels that visitors will be able to see to the most interesting liturgical textiles, goldsmith’s objects and paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries, which feature motifs from the plant kingdom.

For more information about the reprise of the exhibition, visit the Red Church website.