From the holdings of the Modern Gallery Frano Kršinić (1897-1982). An exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the sculptor’s birth and the 35th anniversary of his death.
In the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery, Margaretska 2, from December 19, 2017 to January 28, 2018, a study exhibition of the works of Frano Kršinić from the holdings of the Modern Gallery will be held, commemorating the120th anniversary of the birth and the 35th anniversary of the death of this important modern Croatian sculptor.
Academician Frano Kršinić, academy-trained sculptor (born in Lumbarda on Korčula on July 24, 1987, died Zagreb, January 1, 1982), a student of Prague, and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, as well as rector of the academy, his lyrical soul steeped in his native region, and his work in art and teaching done in Zagreb, placed his mark on the treatment of form with a more than half a century long career in Croatian modern art. In a modern way, Kršinić revived the old Mediterranean tradition of work in stone, uniting a superb artisan formal culture with a direct understanding of the essence of things, featuring lyrical sensuousness, ease of discreet movements and a mild and gentle general atmosphere.
Kršinić’s oeuvre contains reliefs, portraits and figural compositions done in terracotta, bronze, stone and marble, while the female nudes subtly carved in marble are the best works of their kind in Croatian art on account of their pure beauty of form and surface. Kršinić’s sculpture, timelessly still and enclosed within itself, has all the rapture of dream. Doing richly deserved honour to a sculptor who has subtly, timelessly and permanently made his sensibility real, from the rich treasury of Croatian modern art, we are presenting to the public 17 out of the 26 sculptural and 4 of the medallist works created between 1924 and 1970 that are in the care of the Modern Gallery
Exhibition created and catalogue written by Tatijana Gareljić, museum adviser, Modern Gallery
Photo: Goran Vranić, copyright Moderna galerija, Zagreb