ZAGREB, January 18, 2018 – The exhibition called “Vlaho Bukovac 1/3 – Paris Era, 1877 ‒ 1893”, which will open at the Klovićevi Dvori gallery in Zagreb on Thursday evening, ushers in the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Croatia, during which several events will be held aimed at promoting public interest in cultural heritage and culture in general, the Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday.
The exhibition is being held under the auspices of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and the Croatian government and will officially be opened by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
The Ministry underscored that presenting the distinctive and productive work by Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac, who was also recognised as a renowned European artist and who actively participated in creating the foundations of Croatia’s modern art, is an appropriate way to launch European Year of Cultural Heritage in Croatia.
The European Parliament and Council on 17 May 2017 adopted a decision on European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 to promote shared cultural heritage, raise public awareness, and foster research and Croatia has joined the initiative.
Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922) is one of the most important Croatian painters. He was the initiator and chief representative of the Croatian modern style and is one of Croatia’s most prolific painters. He is especially famous for his portraits and was the most prominent Croatian painter at the turn of the 20th century.