The world of art of Alenka Gerlovič (1919-2010) / Between Zagreb and Dalmatia
Between 20th August and 2nd September at the Josip Račić Studio of the Modern Gallery, some twenty of the finest works of art from the rich oeuvre of the Slovenian artist Alenka Gerlovič will be exhibited. These are acrylics and watercolours from the holdings of the Museum of the Posavje Region in Brežice, Slovenia, created in the period between 1961 and 1991.
Her studies in Zagreb, life and work in Ljubljana, and many study trips had shaped Alenka Gerlovič into a landscape painter who imbued her lyrical interpretation with a tradition of clean and clear lines, and a harmonious expression. Her oeuvre is largely devoted to nature in all its beauty. The selection of the best monumental landscapes to be presented at the exhibition at the Josip Račić Studio, donated by the painter herself to the Museum of the Posavje Region in Brežice in 2005, pays homage to Alenka Gerlovič who started her creative career at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1937. The exhibition at the same time points to the importance of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb for Slovenian fine arts in the period from its foundation to World War II. Curator of the exhibition is Oži Lorber, Museum counsellor from the Posavski muzej Brežice.
Photo: From photo archive of the Posavski muzej Brežice.