Croatian-American group items two paintings to Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

Croatian-American art collector donates two paintings to a Zagreb Art Museum

Dr. Dinko Prodrug and Miroslav Gasparović (Image credit rating: MUO)

On Friday August 25 in Zagreb, Dr. Dinko Podrug of the Nationwide Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Basis (NFCACF) and Miroslav Gasparović, director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO), finalized a donation arrangement for two a lot more baroque masterpieces by painters Jan Victors (1610-1679) and Leandro Bassano (1557-1622) to be exhibited in the Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO).

The two paintings “Portrait of a Younger Woman as Diana” by Kan Victors, and “Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Leandro Bassano are both really unusual paintings of the baroque time period. Dr. Podrug, a previous psychologist from New York and now an artwork collector, signed a identical donation settlement with Gasparović final calendar year to donate Dalmatian artist Andrija Medulić Schiavone’s portray of the “The Virgin and Youngster,” to the MUO.

The gifting function took put in the extravagant salon in Gornji Grad, Gvozdanović Palace, alongside with a fantastic presence of a lot of company and donors to the MUO. Director Gasparović thanked Dr. Podrug and NFCACF for once once again earning it achievable for these paintings to be donated to the Museum, the Metropolis of Zagreb, and its citizens.

Croatian-American art collector donates two paintings to a Zagreb Art Museum

(Photograph credit score: MUO)

The museum’s collaboration with the NFCACF dates to 2017, when Dr. Podrug gifted Schiavone’s portray “The Virgin and Child” to the MUO immediately after it was ordered in an auction. Director Gasparović stated that the paintings like Schiavone and other artworks donated, are “extremely significant initiatives for Croatian cultural and artwork history, as it reveals the connections amongst Croatian society and Croats all more than the environment.”  

The paintings will be a part of together with the selection of a lot of other artworks and paintings of old masters, Guercino Canaletto, Charles Le Brun, Guido Reni, Van der Heck and others. MUO also owns a painting by Giambattista Bassano, brother of Leandro Bassano, who painted “St. John the Baptist and Jesus.”  

Jan Victor’s “Portrait of a Youthful Woman as Diana”

Croatian-American art collector donates two paintings to a Zagreb Art Museum

Jan Victor’s “Portrait of a Young Woman as Diana” (Photograph credit history: MUO)

Jan Victor was a Dutch painter from Amsterdam, and quite possibly a pupil of Rembrandt van Rijn in the 1630s or 1640s. He took on Rembrandt’s fashion and expanded on more theatrical and biblical scenes from the Aged Testament. He even painted scenes from urban and village lifestyle by realistically depicting artisans, butchers, and common persons. His get the job done is considered to be a precious addition to the Dutch Golden Age by means of his unbelievable portraits, like the painting outlined.  

Leandro Bassano “Christ on the Mount of Olives”

Croatian-American art collector donates two paintings to a Zagreb Art Museum

Leandro Bassano “Christ on the Mount of Olives” (Image credit rating: MUO)

The Italian painter, Leandro Bassano, like Victor, was a popular portraitist of the 17th century. Born to the popular painter Bassano del Grappa, he worked closely with Venetian artist Tintoretto. 

He expanded Tintoretto’s type, his father’s brush tactics, and the newest types rising in Venice at the time. He was identified for his special brushstrokes and types like, biblical portraits and big-scale paintings styles, depicted on the “Christ on the Mount of Olive.” He was also knighted by the Doge of Venice in 1595, exactly where his signatures with his honorary title “Eques” have perplexed him with other painters all through the generations. 

The painting assortment of MUO houses over 3,000 displays of functions of artwork, paintings, drawings, graphic patterns, miniatures, and many others. from the gothic time period to the 1950s. Thanks to earthquake destruction the museum is even now undergoing renovations and is briefly shut to the community. 

Museum of Arts & Crafts Zagreb (Picture: I.Vinkovic/ Zagreb Vacationer Board)

Even so, site visitors to Zagreb have been allowed to gaze at the stunning exterior and gardens of the museum, delighting the people of Zagreb and global website visitors considering that 1880.

Mark Plavetić – NFCACF Officer on the Government Committee