sk sk

100th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Fulla

200 Sk commemorative silver coin

Banknotes and coins, 100th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Fulla
Banknotes and coins, 100th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Fulla

Ľudovít Fulla (27.2.1902 – 21.4.1980) – painter, graphic artist, illustrator, stage designer, and fine-arts teacher, is one of the most important representatives of Slovak fine arts of the 20th century. Through his work, he contributed significantly to the formation of Slovak modern painting. Fulla’s artistic style is marked by his illustrative poetry based on flat decorative effects, and his knowledge of folk art, east-Slavic icons, and modern art in general. He participated in several international exhibitions and contributed greatly to making Slovak art better known abroad. He has been awarded several Slovak and international prizes. His painting “Song and Work” was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1937 World Exhibition in Paris; it served as a model for the Gobelin tapestry that was granted a gold medal at the World Exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels. He acquired an international reputation for his avant-garde stage designs and for his illustrations of books for children and young people. The Ružomberok Ľudovít Fulla Gallery, part of the Slovak National Gallery, has a permanent exhibition of his works.

  • Description of the coin

    On the obverse of the coin, in the right part are the coat of arms, the year of issue 2002, and below this, a detail from the painting Song and Work, with the motif of a flying musician playing a folk instrument. In the left half is a graphic art motif of The Black Woman. The name of the state SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA appears near the bottom of the coin.

    The reverse of the coin shows the portrait of Ľudovít Fulla with several elements typical of his work in the background, with the years of his birth and death 1902 – 1980 and a facsimile of his signature. In the middle part, near the right edge of the coin is the denomination 200 Sk. The Kremnica mint mark, the stylized initials of the designer of the coin, Emil Fulka, are placed to the left of the portrait, near the lower edge of the coin.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Emil Fulka
    Material:Ag 750, Cu 250
    Weight:20 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    (Ľudovít Fulla – painter – graphic artist – illustator), headed by a painter’s palette symbol
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Engraver:Filip Kuzmín
    Issuing volume:13,700
    of which 2,400 in proof quality
    Issuing date:25 February 2002
    Demonetized:1 800 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)