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Exhibition Opening | The Mediterranean in the 20th and 21st Century Croatian Painting

Performances
19. July / Friday / 21:00h
Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition Opening | The Mediterranean in the 20th and 21st Century Croatian Painting

EXHIBITION OPENING

Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik

The Mediterranean in the 20th and 21st Century Croatian Painting

                                                                 

Exhibition author: Iva Körbler

Curator: Ivona Šimunović

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The theme of the Mediterranean is one of the constants in Croatian painting of the 20th and 21st centuries and it is expressed through sub-themes of the Mediterranean landscape with islands and land alike, but also the theme of a female nude in a sea/maritime landscape. It is often colloquially referred to as the painting of the Croatian South. There is a whole galaxy of painters of all generations who are descendants of artists such as Ignjat Job, Petar Lubarda, Oton Postružnik, Ivo Dulčić, Antun Motika, and especially Oton Gliha and Frano Šimunović. The painters of the Mediterranean and the South convey in their works the hymnic and sensual feeling of the painting whose vibrant palette is based on capturing the phenomenon of light on the landscape, stone, sea and vegetation at different times of the day - from the early morning sun, the shining midday to the deep dark shadows of the sunset. These painters preserved in their spiritual eye the memory of the hedonism of the former Mediterranean. The exhibition The Mediterranean in the 20th and 21st Century Croatian Painting aims to phenomenologically and analytically show the circles of stylistic and morphological influences in different generations of Croatian painters, where all stylistic tendencies will be represented.

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On display until September 15th

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