162 Years Ago Today: Vlaho Bukovac was Born

Lauren Simmonds

Happy birthday, Vlaho!

One of the most respected Croatian painters, Vlaho Bukovac, was born in the southernmost town of Cavtat on this day in 1855.

As DuList reported on the 4th of July, 2017, Vlaho Bukovac expressed his incredible talent through academism, realism, impressionism and symbolism to modernity. His portrait work is particularly recognisable, making the Cavtat native the most prominent Croatian painter at the turn of the 19th century is the 20th century.

On the occasion of Bukovac’s birthday, a workshop, a lecture and a film screening will be held throughout the day at Bukovac House in Cavtat, the program of which is as follows:

11.00 – Museum Action – Maris Caput: Posters
Intended for children of all ages, which includes making reminders and adverts for the Vlaho Bukovac’s 162nd birthday, and their placement in public spaces around Cavtat.

19.00 – Lecture – Lucija Vukovic: Vlaho Bukovac in Collective Memory of his hometown of Cavtat
The lecture will discuss the collective memory of Vlaho Bukovac in his native Cavtat and the creation of collective memory through spontaneous and organised celebrations of the great painter, realised by the synergy of the local community and experts, all of whom helped the project of the formal establishment of the Memorial Museum of Vlaho Bukovac in Cavtat back in 1964.

20.00 – Film Screening – Vlaho Bukovac, 1994.
Director: Bogdan Žižić
Script: Igor Zidić
Documentary film, 28 minutes

If you’d like to find out more about just who Vlaho Bukovac was, click here.


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