The National Museum of Modern Art showcases, at the Artmark Gallery www.artmark.hr , the development of Croatian modern art from the late 19thcentury period of Academicism to the High Modernism of the 1960s. The display features 26 iconic works and artists presented in chronological order.
With a collection of 12,000 artworks, the National Museum of Modern Art is one of Croatia’s leading cultural institutions. The NMMU was established in 1905 at the initiative of the Art Society, particularly its then-president Izidor Kršnjavi, as the City Gallery of Modern Paintings. Since 1934, the NMMU has been located in the Vranyczany Palace and is currently closed for structural renovations. The museum’s scope encompasses a sequence of artistic styles from the mid-19th century to the present day, with a focus on the creation of artistic objects in traditional visual disciplines.
Artmark is an auction house based in Bucharest. It was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting Eastern European art and encouraging cultural exchange and the art market in Romania. In 2022, Artmark expanded its operations by establishing branches in Croatia and Bulgaria.
Artists presented in exhibition display:
Vojin Bakić, Vlaho Bukovac, Ferdo Ćus, Branislav Dešković, Robert Frangeš – Mihanović, Vilko Gecan, Krsto Hegedušić, Leo Junek, Ivan Kožarić, Miroslav Kraljević, Ferdinand Kulmer, Mato Celestin Medović, Dragan Melkus, Petar Pallavicini, Ivan Picelj, Josip Račić, Slava Raškaj, Ivan Rendić, Vjenceslav Richter, Nasta Rojc, Petar Smajić, Milan Steiner, Miroslav Šutej, Milivoj Uzelac, Josip Vaništa, Emanuel Vidović
Images: From the Summer Prelude exhibition display from the National Museum of Modern Art's collection at the Artmark Gallery. Photo: Goran Vranić © National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, 2023