[EXHIBITION] Josip Makjanić, a self-taught sculptor from island Hvar


Josip Makjanić, a self-taught sculptor from island HvarWe invite you to the opening of the exhibition of works of Josip Makjanić, self-taught sculptor from island Hvar on Friday, 11 July at 9pm at the Juraj Plančić Gallery in Stari Grad Museum.

Josip Makjanić, a self-taught sculptor from Svirče, was born in 1837. It was only in later years, in the wake of youthful desire, and already at an advanced age, that he began to sculpt. It is paradoxical that he created his statues in the 20th century, after he spent most of his lifetime working the land for his family. His expression, although tied to the naïve vision of the world, has virtually nothing to do with the naïve art from 1930s that will emerge in exhibitions by the Earth Group, a Croatian arts collective.
His opus of 68 sculptures is mainly related to religious motives he saw in Hvar churches, but also to portraits of loved ones. All the works, as he mentions himself, are trimmed with a razor in olive wood and relatively small in size.
This will be the first time that his work is exhibited in a gallery.

We look forward to your visit!

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