Posted by: Valentino Radman | February 12, 2012

Bela Čikoš Sesija retrospective exhibition

I wrote about Bela Čikoš Sesija (1864 – 1931) in one of my first posts . He was a painter of historical and allegorical scenes at the turn of the 20th century, and, as well, one of the first representatives of symbolism and Art Nouveau in Croatia. Sesija was also one of the founders of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

Art Pavilion in Zagreb new year began with a retrospective exhibition of this remarkable painter. Exhibition opened on 19th January with more than 150 works from all the artist’s creative periods. Here are some pictures I took there.


“Baptism of Croats” and one of the figure studies


small pen and ink drawing

another drawing, possibly sketch for a painting (pencil, ink and watercolor wash)

small Sesija’s oil sketch of Vlaho Bukovac painting Gundulić’s Dream



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