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Art Deco and Art in Croatia between the Two Wars

Bartlett, Djurdja (2011) Art Deco and Art in Croatia between the Two Wars. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Bartlett, Djurdja

A representative exhibition, "Art Deco and Art in Croatia between the Two Wars", opened at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. After a large exhibition on secession in Croatia, this is yet another cultural project with which the museum is exploring and promoting the development of national culture.

The exhibition features as many as 750 works by eminent Croatian artists who were active during the period. Apart from paintings, sculptures and items of applied arts, the exhibition also features works by authors who left a mark on the development of Croatian architecture and industrial design, as well as visual arts, music and dance. The term art deco is derived from the title of the world expo held in Paris in 1925 (Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes) and it stands for new, decorative art. Among fifteen thousand exhibitors at that expo, the Grand Prix was won by the great Croatian sculptor and architect, Ivan Meštrović, and painter Ljubo Babić. Meštrović won the award for the Račić family mausoleum, which he designed in 1921 in Cavtat, while Ljubo Babić won his for set-design work, which he successfully did along with painting.

Djurdja Bartlett is co-curator for the event in the fashion and lifestyle section.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Art Deco, fashion, life-style, ethnic, Croatia, modernity
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 26 January 2011
Related Publications: Art Deco and Art in Croatia between the Two Wars, Galic, Andjelka and Jasna Galjer (Eds) Published by Zagreb: Museum of Arts and Crafts, 2011 (ISBN: 9789537641146), “Moda i stil zivota”, Art Deco: Umjetnost u Hrvatskoj izmedju dva rata (exhibition catalogue), Zagreb: Museum for the Applied Arts, pp 61-92 Croatia; no of pp. (the whole publication): 271; ISBN: 978-953-7641-13-9 (Croatian version)
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Museum for the Applied Arts, Zagreb, Croatia26 January 201128 August 2011
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 11:00
Item ID: 4547
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4547

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