Posted by: Valentino Radman | March 21, 2010

Vlaho Bukovac, more images…

My first post on this blog (OK, the second one, but the real first one was just an introduction) was on great Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac. Here are some more images.

On the photo below (from 1898) Bukovac paints Baron Lujo Vranyczany-Dobrinović, whose palace in the very center of Zagreb was later converted into a museum, that is – The Modern Gallery . (The building now holds the richest and the most important collection of Croatian art of the 19th and 20th centuries.) I assume the session took place in palace’s courtyard.

The left photo was taken with my old Canon EOS 300D, while the right one two years after, with Canon EOS 40D.

Here is the sketch for St. Dominic and the final painting. The left photo was taken by my friend in Archeological Museum in Split (the painting is hung in their office spaces), while the image on the left is a scan from the monograph. Note that Bukovac changed the model for the final piece.

Young Patrician Lady was painted in Paris in 1890, and The Daydreams from 1905

More to come…


  1. Valentino,
    There seems to be a lot of Bukovac’s work online now at sites such as Wikipedia and ARC, yet a Google search reveals that he does not appear to be listed on other important sites such as Art Cyclopedia and Web Gallery of Art.

    • You’re right. This is my way to compensate for it, that is – to introduce him and other great Croatian artist to wider cyber audience. Btw, one has to be aware that there are many Croatian painters who are known in history of art under their italianised or latin names. For instance – sculptor Master Radovan, Juraj Culinovic (Giorgio Schiavone), Franjo Vranjanin (Francesco Laurana), Lucijan Vranjanin (Luciano Laurana), Andrija Medulić (Andrea Meldola), Julije Klović (Julius Clovius) etc
      Type the names in brackets in Wikipedia and see.

      p.s. those Bukovac’s images at ARC are actually scans which I sent to their moderators (with exception of the first image with awful green cast which was not part of my “package”)

  2. V,

    Are you familiar with Bukovac’s monograph?

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