Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Great Diplomatic Painting

The painting depicts the iniside view of The Croatian National theatre (Hrvatsko narodno kazalište) with over 500 portraits of people i know. Mostly I have been concetrating on people from The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, that I have been studying on. So this is a kind of "goodbye painting" for the 5 years I have spent on this institution.

A better image of the whole painting will be available as soon as possible :)

"Diplomatic work"
187,5 x 250 cm
Oil on canvas

The Great Diplomatic Work (making of)

Here are some images of the process of the making of my diplomatic painting which I have been doing for a year by now. You can view the whole "making of" in the documentary movie made by Luka Hrgović, which is also his own diplomatic work. Here it is:

[1:25:30] Luka Alexander Hrgović:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Portrait of Prof. dr. Antun Vrgoč (1881.-1949.)

A portrait of the first dean of the University of Pharmacy in Zagreb which I was commissoned to do. It was painted from a little black and white photo the only one taken of this great man.

85x55 cm
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sketch of another former Pharmacy Dean

This is from a really old black and white photo. Have to make the same thing now in color...we'll see...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Portrait of dr. Marijan Pribanic

This is a commison I made for the college of Pharmacy. This is the former dean of their University.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Illusion of Hrelic

People buying...

The interesting thing about this painting is that it was overpainted the very next day it was done. The only parts that where painted over was the figure and two little bottles of rum at the bottom. So it is obvious that the old man himself did it. I had to wash his paint away and paint him again, but this time with sun glasses and a mustache so it would maybe stop him from recognizing himself and being ashamed (or whatever the reason was he overpainted it).

I painted the pillars of the underpass under which people usually walk their way to the sunday fair of Hrelic. I painted three randomly chosen people that are usually selling right by the side of the colummns. So its a kind of respect given to people selling on the fair. And at the same time a monumet given to Hrelic.

While working there I was in the company of Lonac, a fellow artist, who also did one column (he will do the second as well as I will do the fourth when we get the permission). Our paintings are actually part of a bigger iniciative by the association of "Kontraakcija", who are the founders of the project "Muzej Kvarta"which is working on different cultural activities around New Zagreb.

The paintings are painted in acrylic, and are cca 220cm x 250cm large

Here is a link to Lonac's page... http://lonac.blogspot.com/

And a link to the homepage of Kontraakcija for more information http://www.kontraakcija.hr/

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Trees form Hlebine

Here are some cca A4 drawings of some trees I did in the the garden of Krsto Hegedušić (one of the founders of Croatian Naive Art). I drew them in Hlebine while I was on a colony of Naive artists which celebrated his 100th birthday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Father sketch

A sketch of my father with a beard, which he specially grew for this sketch and future painting.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Kovacevic family portrait

Here is a family portrait appointment I've recently finished.

Oil on Canvas

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Duke Ozren Manojlovic von Velika Mlaka

A portrait of my friend Ozren in baroquish manner. The chruch in the back is the Chappel of Saint Barbara built in Velika Mlaka (where Ozren lives), from the 17th century.

Oil on Canvas

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Poster for Etida

This is one of the 6 posters i did back in 2008 for "Etida" the movie. Its an omnibus of 6 different stories of the young Croatian director Luka Hrgović. It took him 4 years to finish it...so now its out.
The poster depicts the whole crew...
Here are the links to the trailers...


And here you can download it with english subtitles, enjoy...