Introduction to Croatian Art Project
This is not an art shop, web gallery, or just another presentation of artworks, but an offer for a Croatian Art Exhibition organization which can be presented in your area.
With these consolidate exhibitions at one place, which were created and installed by prominent Croatian Art historians and curators, we wish to present the idea, knowledge and a small part of our heritage to wide audience. Exhibitions are classified according to the style period and theme of the exhibition with a short display of the museums or galleries collection. Each of the featured Croatian Art exhibitions follows a text with a brief description of the themes and photographs of exhibited artworks.
Croatian art, works that lasts more than two and a half millennia, with their quality and diversity are completely equally included in the historical overview of European culture. Attention to valuable works of Croatian art is found in almost all periods: whether the prehistoric era, through the late Roman influence (one of the oldest surviving works of such as the Sv. Donat in Zadar from the 9th century), or if the Romanesque period, when monumental cities were emerging on the Adriatic coast.
The most beautiful examples of Gothic turn can be found in the reliefs at Radovan’s portal of Trogir cathedral of St. Lawrence. Gold specimens of the Renaissance period are the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, work of Juraj Dalmatian, but also the works of Croatian miniaturist Julije Klović known as the Michelangelo of miniatures. During the Baroque period were made churches like Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Curch of St. Blaise, while the Croatian art revival was marked by the construction of the Curch of St. Peter and Paul in Osijek and the Đakovo cathedral.
Realistic painting scenes were brought by Vjekoslav Karas and Celestin Medović and the spirit of the Impressionists was brought by Vlaho Bukovac. Croatian art from 20th century was marked by the artworks of painters Ljubo Babić, Miroslav Kraljević… sculptures of Ivan Mestrović, but also the works of architects such as Ibler and Planić which are valued at European level.