Dalmatia in Zagreb

Dalmatia in Zagreb

Dalmatia and Italy: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Drawings, Prints and Paintings of Monuments and Landscapes in the Collections of Zagreb Galleries and Museums

A workshop for doctoral students from the Institute of Art History and students at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Organisation and mentoring team

Irena Kraševac (Institute of Art History), Ana Šverko (Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fisković), Iva Raič Stojanović (Institute of Art History)

Collaborators

Mikica Maštrović (Print collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb), Slavica Marković (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Department of Prints and Drawings), Lada Bošnjak Velagić, Dajana Vlaisavljević (Modern Gallery), Borivoj Popovčak (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters), Anđelka Galić (Museum of Arts and Crafts), Marina Bregovac Pisk (Croatian History Museum), Slaven Perović (Mimara Museum)

Participants

Doctoral students from the Institute of Art History: Petra Batelja, Nikola Bojić, Matko Matija Marušić, Iva Raič Stojanović

Students at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Zagreb University: Kristina Barać, Jozefina Ćurković, Maja Flajsig, Clarissa Gambuzza, Jelena Glumac, Toni Ivetić, Jelena Kaić, Matej Mihalić, Lucija Sukalić, Sara Žganjer

The project workshop focusing on the collections of Zagreb galleries and museums took place from April 20 to April 22, 2016. Led by Irena Kraševec, it brought together doctoral students from the Institute of Art History and students of art history from the University of Zagreb.

A drawing is the first and most immediate record of the artist’s perception of space, one that can be used for a later elaboration of a print or an oil painting. The workshop was based on a selection of 18th and 19th century drawings and prints featuring Dalmatian and Italian cities and landscapes, which can be found in the collections of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts’ Department of Prints and Drawings, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Croatian History Museum, Mimara Museum, Modern Gallery, Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Print Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb.

The participants were given a rare opportunity to examine original drawings, prints and paintings from the period. Once collected and studied, they will enter the database formed within the project and provide valuable visual sources for further research.

A description and the programme of the workshop can be found in Croatian here.