In Focus, Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902)
In Focus is the name of a Modern Gallery exhibition cycle in which curators draw attention to particularly important works from the holdings of the Gallery that are insufficiently known to the public, or even totally unknown. So far, two exhibitions have been held: in 2015 we showed the 1929 painting Les Eclaireurs of the Bulgarian-French painter Georges Papazoff (1894-1972) and in spring 2016 two paintings of Frans Masereel (1889-1972), Port of Boulogne and Sailor and Ship, both of 1929. We are continuing the cycle with an autumn exhibition at which we shall present three paintings of the well-known Polish painter Henryk Siemiradzki (1943-1902): Landscape from the Roman Campagna (1874), Study of a Woman’s Head (Italian Woman) also of 1874 and Landscape with Figures from Antiquity (1877), which make an important contribution to the contextualisation of the oeuvre of the Croatian painters Ferdo Quiquerez (1845-1893) and Iso Kršnjavi (1845-1927.
All the exhibitions to date have been devised by Dajana Vlaisavljević, manager of the 19th century painting collection and the collection of foreign masters.
Foto: Goran Vranić©Moderna galerija,2016.
Photography of the conservation and restauration of the artworks Petra Kursar, Marija Kalmeta i Petra Richter