Only one day left until the opening of this year's most significant exhibition at the Klovićevi dvori Gallery - The Challenge of Modern: Zagreb - Vienna about 1900. A great interest to the public is attracted to the exhibition that will present the works of famous Croatian and Austrian artists of the secession for the first time, and at the press conference, the works of the most famous Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt, are exclusively presented on Tuesday.
Along with Klimta, whose largest collection is kept in Vienna's Belvedere Museum and whose works can rarely be seen outside of Vienna, the rarest works of Croatian artists of the secession: Vlahe Bukovac, Ivana Meštrović, Tomislav Krizman, Slave Raškaj and many others are attracted to the public.
- In addition to the two cultures, this exhibition will also highlight the specificities of domestic art in relation to the art of the Austro-Hungarian capital. How Much Almanac Mahler Compared to Ljerka Šram's Lover? How did Vienna experience Dalmatian Vlaho Bukovac? What contributed to the great success of John Meštrović and how his sculptures originated in Vienna reflected the same anxiety of the period as Klimt's painting? There will be a strong link, so far incomprehensible matchmaking, the dilemmas of mutual influence will be resolved and, as it does with large projects such as this, point to the value of Croatian art heritage in the context of European culture - said Petra Vugrinec, author and curator of the exhibition .