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Art Gallery

Art Gallery

The first idea for the establishment of Art Gallery in Split appeared in 1908. on occasion of holding the First Dalmatian art exhibition. Decision on the establishment of Gallery Split, the municipality taken in 1928., and it was opened in 1931. Up till recently it was placed in an unsuitable building in the Lovretska 11. The gallery is museum of modern, but of contemporary art as well. The holdings of the Gallery makes over 2000 works of art. Its old part of the cover art from the 14th century to work of Vlaho Bukovac, and later from Bukovac up to today. The older part of the indigenous art collection includes works by an anonymous Venetian masters from the 14th century known as the "Master of Leningrad diptychs," the greatest Venetian painter of 14th century Paolo Veneziano, the painter of "Dalmatian painting school" from 15 century, the works of "Schiavoni" Juraj Čulinović , Andrija Medulić, Matija Ponzoni - Ponćun and Federick Benkovic, and collections of Cretan-Venetian icons from the 15th to 18th century, the icons of the Russian school from 18th century, the icons Masters from Boka Kotorska from 18th and 19 century, the works of Dalmatian artists of the last century, the works of Dalmatian artists of the last century, Juraj Pavlovic, Ivan Skvarcina and others. In the newer part, which is the most comprehensive, the Gallery has a capital works by Vlaho Bukovac, Celestin Medović, Ivo Rendic, Emanuel Vidovic, Branislav Deskovic, Ignjat Job, Jerolim Mise, Kurja Plančić, Vladimir Becic, Ljubo Babic, Krsto Hegedušić, Ljubo Ivancic, A. Kaštelančić and others. Gallery also has a large collection of graphics, rich library, photo library and a rich collection of negatives and clichés. Outstanding richness that Gallery keeps from Sudamja 2009. has been moved to interior space of the old hospital in the city center. Year of Establishment: 1928.

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