All Our Animals – Animals as Subjects in Croatian Modern Fine Art
Due to great public interest the exhibition All Our Animals – Animals as Subjects in Croatian Modern Art has been extended until May, 7, 2017.
On March 9, 2017, the exhibition All Our Animals – Animals as Subjects in Croatian Modern Art was opened in the Modern Gallery. The exhibition, named after one of the sculptures of Sofija Naletilić-Penavuša, is the most important project of the spring exhibition scene of the MG, for which Dajana Vlaisavljević, museum adviser of the MG and collection manager of paintings in the 19th century up to 1898, selected classic works, mostly from the rich holdings of the Modern Gallery but also interesting works on the same theme from other collections in Croatia. Architect Mario Beusan designed the set up of the exhibition that extends over eleven rooms on the grand first floor of the Vranyczany Palace. The show presents two hundred or so works: sculptures, oil paintings, prints, works on paper and medals, all featuring animals. Depictions of animals are the oldest theme in the history of human visual expression and make up an important part of Croatian visual art from the 19th century onwards. This exhibition sets a proper value on the body of relevant works of modern and contemporary times and presents it to the Zagreb arts public, which has never before had the chance to become acquainted with the diversity of animalier work in Croatian fine art in this kind of scope. The most important artists whose works are represented at the exhibition are R. Frangeš-Mihanović, B. Dešković, M. Kraljević, O. Iveković, N. Mašić, C. Crnčić, N. Rojc, V. Filakovac, K. Hegedušić, Đ. Tiljak, I. Lovrenčić, L. Bezeredi, R. Goldoni, A. Motika, V. Bakić, B. Ružić, I. Kožarić, K. Kantoci, K. Tompa, M. Ehrlich, S. Naletilić Penavuša, M. Skurjeni, B. Ružić, V. Popržan, B. Bućan and D. Stošić, along with some others.
The exhibition is accompanied by an interesting educational programme and a number of art workshops. It will be on view until May 7.
Photo: Goran Vranić©Moderna galerija, Zagreb