Ivan Meštrović, a master Croatian sculptor -Travel Photo Mondays
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When you take a minute to look at the simplicity and sensual lines of his work, you will understand and see the genius of Ivan Meštrović. A beloved sculpture and native son of Split, this is Croatia’s most famous artist and his stunning museum gallery is located on a beautiful parcel along the coastline just outside of Split with magnificent views looking out into Adriatic ocean.
This magnificent gallery/museum was his personal home and was eventually converted into a museum with many of his masterpieces. The home commands a stunning view of the coastline to Split – it must have been spectacular to look at this view every morning with the vast Dalmatian coastline spread out to enjoy and draw inspiration. The summer home has many of his paintings, drawings, sculpture, furnishings and design work open for the public to enjoy and see his all of his creative genius in one place.
The home was turned into a museum after Meštrović donated the property in 1952, along with over 132 of his monumental pieces to be displayed as a part of the museum’s holdings. It is a beautiful collection of his work left intact in an architectural home – that in itself, is a work of art.
If you do get a chance to visit Split, Croatia – plan on visiting this wonderful museum just outside of the city. It’s a fantastic place to visit and enjoy Meštrović’s artwork – the way it was intended to be held and presented as a whole collection in his beautiful summer home. Did you enjoy visiting the Meštrović gallery for Travel Photo Mondays? Thank you for visiting us today, please do check out these other bloggers below by clicking on their links.
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