An exhibition of pieces from one of the most famous European private collections of art, the Thyssen-Bornemisza family collection, was officially opened this week in the renovated monastery of Our Lady of Špilice on the island of Lopud.
The gala opening was attended by many eminent guests from the field of culture and art who emphasized the importance of such an exhibition in Croatia on this occasion. And this unique exhibition of private collections of art ranges from the time of the Renaissance to modern art. The impressive art collection has been complied by Thyssen-Bornemisza family for centuries, and all visitors of Lopud will have the opportunity to visit the restored Monastery of Our Lady of Špilje until October.
We are delighted that our country has the opportunity to host such a prominent exhibition of paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative art from the Renaissance period, as well as modern art, tirelessly collected through the four generations of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. Without exaggeration, we can say that this is one of the most important, if not the biggest renaissance exhibitions in Croatia, commented the organizers.
The monastery in which the exhibition is held is one of the few reconstructed Renaissance buildings on the island of Lopud, the former strategic shipbuilding site of the Dubrovnik Republic. The monastery today represents a new vibrant cultural center. The island itself abounds in remarkable natural and architectural sights, including monasteries, deserted houses, large villas and fortresses, and many churches and chapels.
Good news for all art lovers is that the exhibition will remain open until the 13th of October this year.