The great exhibition ANTUN MASLE (1919-1967) is a retrospective exhibition on the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous Dubrovnik painter and it will open at the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik on Saturday, December 14th at 6 pm.
Antun Masle is one of the most important painters from Dubrovnik who belongs to so called Dubrovnik coloristic circle, a distinctive variant of "southern expressionism". In his portraits, landscapes and still lifes, Antun Masle uses color similar to Fovist principles, and in his later works approaches the art brute.
The author of the exhibition is one of the most famous Croatian historians, theorists and art critics, Igor Zidic.
The exhibited art is owned by national museums and galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, the Split Art Gallery, the Zagreb Modern Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, the National Museum in Zadar, the City Museum in Rovinj, and artworks from various private collections will be on loan, of which the collection of the heirs of Antun Masle is of particular importance. Antun Masle had his last retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik in 1984, so it will be valuable for introducing the younger generation to his work.
The exhibition remains open until Sunday, March 1st, 2020.