Alma Orlić, Sparks of Childhood in the Portrait
In the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery, on Tuesday, November 27, the exhibition by the painter Alma Orlić “Sparks of Childhood in the Portrait” was opened. The exhibition presented to the public a selection of twenty eight oil paintings, portraits created in the period since 1974, and was accompanied by a catalogue with a foreword by art historian Dr Irena Kraševac.
“At the time of the omnipresence of photography that in its digital form slips past us in the infinity of the virtual world, the painted portraits of Alma Orlić show us the somewhat already forgotten virtues of classic painting, in which moments of existence and experience shared by portraitist and subject are mirrored and in which great attention, of the kind that after all they merit, is paid to little people.” Dr Irena Kraševac, from the preface to the catalogue.
The exhibition was on view until December 16, 2018.
Alma Orlić was born on January 28, 1937, in Zagreb, where she went to the Classics High School and subsequently also graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in the class of Marin Tartaglia, in 1961. After her studies, she devoted herself to the restoration of artworks and became one of the best of all Croatian restorers. In parallel with restoration, which was the mainstay of her career, mainly in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, she produced a large oeuvre of paintings, shown at a retrospective exhibition in the Ring Gallery of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists in January 2012. She has taken part in many independent and collective exhibitions and art colonies.
Photo: Goran Vranić Moderna galerija, Zagreb