In the gallery "Klovićevi dvori" a lecture will be held "Who is Ignjat Job for us? on Tuesday, 22. November in 18 hours.
The lecture will be held by the author of the accompanying exhibition prof. dr. sc. Zvonko Maković.
After many years of exploration of the work of this painter, new discoveries about him and his art have taken place, as shown in the exhibition and published in the accompanying catalog. What is expected to be a sort of conclusion is to look at Job's painting in the wider context, primarily of the Croatian and Yugoslav painting of the twenties and thirties of 20. century.
In his formative years at the Zagreb Academy, Job did not stand out from the average. It is difficult to conclude from modestly preserved works, moreover, that references to art that did not arise during the early years of the year in Zagreb can hardly be perceived in young Job. When the third year of study had to leave school, the situation was more uncertain. A short stay in Rome, Naples and Capri hardly has provided some indications that could identify the values of a future artist.
Stay in the village of Kulina in the deep province of Serbia (1925.-1927.), In total isolation, in poverty and with the symptoms of tuberculosis that appeared then will show that there are great potentials in Job that will be realized a few years later when returning to their outskirts , The Mediterranean.
Since autumn, 1927. it begins to be a rampant growth that will eventually articulate around 1930./31. when a painter of skill and technical knowledge, and will eventually develop in the coming years. It will be intense, clamorous, feverish until the moment of complete physical insecurity, autumn 1935. when from Supetar comes to Zagreb for treatment.
The Job Period full of painting power will therefore be very short lived for only a few years. However, observing his work in the context of time, it is easy to recognize belonging to a hybrid poet that is largely determined by increased expressiveness and maximum confidence in color strength. These are, however, only the formal foundations on which this art is based. What makes Job art authentic, unique, and great, is the way he succeeded in instilling directly seen fragments of reality into the world of his paintings. Releasing the total freedom and the feeling of that freedom are essential features that distinguish it from the broader range of color or "other" expressionism of that time.