Last Monday I was lured to the beauty of the drawn word. The Confucius institute in Zagreb organized a beautiful exhibition combining the art of painting and calligraphy. Most of the paintings were huge! Their level of detail was utterly unbelievable !
There are a couple of highlights for art enthusiasts when visiting Zagreb, and the gallery of Ivan Meštrović should be on top of that list.
Parking in Tuškanac, I brought along my little one tucked in his stroller to the hills of Gornj Grad. As usual the warm terrace of Didov San restaurant was tempting but the priorities have been set for the pampering of the eyes and not the stomach.
One of the nicest things about Zagreb is the multitude of small museums and galleries scattered around the city, especially in Gornji Grad. Recently I visited the gallery showcasing the works of of Menci Clement Crnčić, and it is simply stunning.
Crnčić established himself as a marine artist with a series of paintings of the Istrian peninsula and the Adriatic coast. He was one of the founders of the first private painting school in Zagreb, which grew to become part of the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. He taught there until the end of his life. He became a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1919, and was the Director of The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters from 1920-1928. (Wikipedia)
Check it out at Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Jezuitski trg 4
16. 2. — 8. 5. 2016