On June 15, 2017, the Rector's Palace in Zadar opened an exhibition that is sure to attract an immense number of art lovers this summer – Marc Chagall!
Titled Beyond Colour (S onu stranu boje), the exhibition comprises a hundred works by one of the greatest masters of the 20th century. Woodcuts, copper-plate engravings and litographs that are on display were created during the long span from the early 20s to the mid-80s, and are mostly known as commissions by the publishing house Tériade.
As stated in the foreword, the curious cultural eye now has the chance to dive into the artist's constant dialogue with the eternal; works on display feature the majority of his regular motives such as love, the omnipresence of the Divine, the Russian-Jewish cultural legacy, and his birth town of Vitebsk. Among the series presented at the exhibition, you'll find the illustrations of the Bible, Gogol's Dead Souls, Homer's Odissey, a selection of windows of Jerusalem, images of Paris, and many other Chagall's etching masterpieces.
Such a rare opportunity to see the works of this artistic beacon of modernism is not to be missed. You can see the exhibition every day from 10 AM to 10 PM.
Where: The Rector's Palace / Kneževa palača, Poljana Šime Budinića, 23000 Zadar
When: June 15 – September 15, 2017
Zadar not a part of your itinerary this week? Have two more suggestions:
Trogir: European Panoramas, Trogir Town Museum
Starting from today, the atrium of the Trogir Town Museum will host a selection of wonderful landscapes painted by Ana Marija Botteri Peruzović. The exhibition is titled European Panoramas (Europske vedute) and features some of the urban and rural motives that caught the artist's eye during her travels around Europe; the opening tonight at 8 will have her share a few travel stories with the audience. The museum is open daily from 10 AM to 1 PM and again from 5 to 8 PM.
Where: Trogir Town Museum, Gradska vrata 4, 21220 Trogir
When: June 19 – June 30, 2017
Dubrovnik: Goran Škofić at Flora Gallery
Multimedia artist Goran Škofić, whose work mostly deals with social problems, was invited to an artist-in-residence programme by the Croatian Association of Visual Artists Dubrovnik and the Flora Art Gallery. Every evening from June 19 to June 23, his video works will be screened at the gallery, followed by a meeting and conversation with the artist. Škofić combines photography, film, video and multimedia installations to draw attention to issues of social control and manipulation, often spiced up with a substantial dose of humour.
Where: Galerija Flora, Šetalište Kralja Zvonimira, 20000 Dubrovnik
When: June 19 – June 23, 9-11 PM daily