The exhibition On the Shores of the Adriatic Sea opened in the Modern Gallery
On November 16, the exhibition On the Shores of the Adriatic Sea was opened in the Modern Gallery. The many invited guests, who had the opportunity that evening to view more than a hundred works by Croatian and Italian artists that attested to the importance of Croatian-Italian artistic relations for the development of the plein-air movement and Croatian landscape painting as a whole, were welcomed by Biserka Rauter Plančić director of the Modern Gallery and joint creator of the exhibition, who said: “By examining the theme of landscapes, city prospects and landscape compositions with figures, which at the end of the 1850s were burgeoning headily in Tuscany and before the end of the century burst into leaf in Veneto – whence the fruits of plein-air work rapidly made their way to the Croatian side of the Adriatic – we are aiming at underlining the modern spirit of art and the reciprocity of stylistic changes that link two geographically and cultural close milieus”.
Along with the director of the Modern Gallery, on behalf of the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb, with the cooperation of which the exhibition had been produced, Stefania del Bravo, its director, also addressed those present. The exhibition was presented by the distinguished art historian and critic, Dr Giandomenico Romanelli, joint creator of the exhibition, and opened by the state secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Dr Ivica Poljičak.
Photo: Goran Vranić, Modern Gallery, Zagreb, 2017