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Sand Sculpture Festival winners
Paradise beach, 29.6. - 2.7.2021. The best sand sculptures: Petar Popijač: "Caterpillar" Medarda Pack i Valerija Jakuš: "Red Queen" Martina Vrbljanin i Jelena Mavrić Varga: "White Rabbit" The best photos: 1. Dražen Kasprek 2. [...]
COMPETITION FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPH WITH THE MOTIF OF LOPAR SAND
As part of the Sand Sculpture Festival that will be held between 29 June and 2 July 2021 at Paradise Beach in Lopar, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar and Lopar Cultural Centre are [...]
"Lopar, in fact, has a cathedral. One whose stone never turned into bell towers or gargoyles, skipped centuries and honoured us with its abstract forms that are very similar to those when limestone under the influence of water and sun returns to its original state. Both the earth and the stone here crumble, dissipate and melt, carrying within them a beauty that seems out of this world. And I think: how can one draw the most beautiful coves of Lopar for a blind man? We really need a miracle for that."
"With the help of detail, a photograph actually reveals a moment: a fraction of time and a fraction of space, of an object or person meet there, just as time and space meet in the universe. When you see the Paradise, Sahara or Ciganka beaches out of season, in the moments when those thousands of people hungry for experiences have already left, preparing for some other countries and experiences, even an atheist has the impression that God exists; those are the moments when whoever believes not to believe feels shaken in his faith. For the entire Lopar environment is a special kind of creation that clearly reminds us of artistic expression."
"There are such places in the world when nature imitates art and then, by the intercession of a painter or photographer, returns to art as its abandoned homeland. A homeland that is incredibly large, not tied to any nation, and has a millennial tradition. And we who see nature as photography, and photography as nature, are its inhabitants."