The Forest Unbowed and Radovan Ivšić
Lovro ARTUKOVIĆ, Jean BENOÎT, Jacques BIOULIÈS, Jan BRUEGHEL the YOUNGER, Boris BUĆAN, Jean-Désiré-Gustave COURBET, Tošo DABAC, Sebastijan DRAČIĆ, Max ERNST, Vladimir FILAKOVAC, Eugène GABRITCHEVSKY, Ivan GENERALIĆ, Drago HAVRANEK, Jindrich HEISLER, Hugo Conrad HÖTZENDORF, Victor HUGO, Carlos IRIJALBA, Radovan IVŠIĆ, Franz JASCHKE, Eva JOSPIN, Melita KALEZIĆ KRAUS , Carl Wilhelm KOLBE, Slavko KOPAČ, Ivan KOŽARIĆ, Izidor KRŠNJAVI, Hans KUPELWIESER, Ivan LACKOVIĆ, Wifredo LAM, Raphaël LONNÉ, André MASSON, Henri MATISSE, Joan MIRÓ, Anton MIROU, Constant MONTALD, Alfred PAL, Ivan PICELJ, Henri PRIVAT-LIVEMONT, Vanja RADAUŠ, Piero RAMBAUDI,Félicien ROPS, Friedrich SCHRÖDER-SONNENSTERN, Matija SKURJENI, Yves TANGUY, TOYEN, Félix VALLOTTON, Sandra VITALJIĆ, Mirjana VODOPIJA, Adolf WALDINGER, Scottie WILSON, Josip ZANKI, Andrej ZDRAVIČ, Anna ZEMANKOVA
Snježana Pintarić, Director, Museum Advisor, Manager of Painting and Benko Horvat Collections (email@example.com)
Available from 24 September to 22 November 2015
Annie Le Brun and Snježana Pintarić
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
The exhibition The Forest Unbowed and Radovan Ivšić is, as its title suggests, an exhibition arranged around life and work of Radovan Ivšić (Zagreb 1921- Paris 2009), Croatian poet and playwright. The focus is set on an often used motive of his – forest. A forest has layers of symbolic meanings in his works and thought and will be communicated through the artworks and objects in the exhibition.
The exhibition will present an art collection of Radovan Ivšić and his wife Annie Le Brun, who is, alongside Snježana Pintarić, curating the exhibition. Ivšić’s art collection will be completed with the works from Croatian, French, German and Swiss museums and will include artworks from Jan Brueghel the Younger, Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet, Tošo Dabac, Alfred Pal, Felicien Rops, Sandra Vitaljić, Vanja Raduš, Henri Matisse and Jean Miro among many others.
Artworks that are to be shown in this exhibition are not united by the medium, technique, date or place of origin. The criteria for their unification is rather nature; a forest as a motive and as a symbol. The catalogue for the exhibition will be provided in two languages; Croatian and French.