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

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

On Friday August 25 in Zagreb, Dr. Dinko Podrug of the Nationwide Federation of Croatian Us residents Cultural Basis (NFCACF) and Miroslav Gasparović, director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO), finalized a donation settlement for two 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 Girl as Diana” by Kan Victors, and “Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Leandro Bassano are both extremely rare paintings of the baroque interval. Dr. Podrug, a previous psychologist from New York and now an art collector, signed a related donation arrangement with Gasparović final yr to donate Dalmatian artist Andrija Medulić Schiavone’s portray of the “The Virgin and Boy or girl,” to the MUO.

The gifting celebration took position in the extravagant salon in Gornji Grad, Gvozdanović Palace, together with a terrific existence of numerous guests and donors to the MUO. Director Gasparović thanked Dr. Podrug and NFCACF for when again building it probable 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

(Photo credit history: 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 acquired in an auction. Director Gasparović pointed out that the paintings like Schiavone and other artworks donated, are “extremely crucial initiatives for Croatian cultural and art record, as it displays the connections between Croatian culture and Croats all around the entire world.”  

The paintings will sign up for together with the collection of several other artworks and paintings of old masters, Guercino Canaletto, Charles Le Brun, Guido Reni, Van der Heck and other folks. MUO also owns a portray by Giambattista Bassano, brother of Leandro Bassano, who painted “St. John the Baptist and Jesus.”  

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

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

Jan Victor’s “Portrait of a Younger Woman as Diana” (Image credit: MUO)

Jan Victor was a Dutch painter from Amsterdam, and quite possibly a college student of Rembrandt van Rijn in the 1630s or 1640s. He took on Rembrandt’s style and expanded on a lot more theatrical and biblical scenes from the Aged Testomony. He even painted scenes from urban and village daily life by realistically depicting artisans, butchers, and popular people today. His work is viewed to be a beneficial addition to the Dutch Golden Age by means of his outstanding portraits, which include the portray 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 renowned portraitist of the 17th century. Born to the well-known painter Bassano del Grappa, he worked intently with Venetian artist Tintoretto. 

He expanded Tintoretto’s fashion, his father’s brush strategies, and the most recent styles rising in Venice at the time. He was identified for his one of a kind brushstrokes and kinds including, biblical portraits and big-scale paintings types, 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 baffled him with other painters in the course of the generations. 

The painting selection of MUO residences more than 3,000 exhibits of works of artwork, paintings, drawings, graphic types, miniatures, and so on. from the gothic interval to the 1950s. Owing to earthquake injury the museum is nonetheless going through renovations and is briefly closed to the general public. 

Museum of Arts & Crafts Zagreb (Photograph: I.Vinkovic/ Zagreb Tourist Board)

Nonetheless, site visitors to Zagreb have been authorized to gaze at the stunning exterior and gardens of the museum, delighting the people today of Zagreb and worldwide website visitors since 1880.

Mark Plavetić – NFCACF Officer on the Government Committee