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I am interested in any information you might have on Vlaho Bukovac, particularly the painting “Isus prijatelj malenih” Paris I did a search for him and your art website came up I’m interested in prints of this painting or any info.
I appreciate your help in this matter. Mark Nelson, Relating to your request on Vlaho Bukovac we have prepared some information found in the following literature: Enciklopedija likovnih umjetnosti Encyclopaedia of Fine ArtsVol.
Here are some data on his life. He was born in Cavtat, near Dubrovnik on July 4, His real name was Vlaho Fagioni. His father was of the Italian origin and mother was Croat from Dubrovnik. He showed inclination to drawing in his early childhood but because of the poor material condition of his family, he also had two sisters and a brother, he could not continue his education. At the age of eleven his uncle took him to the United States where he spent four hard years as his uncle soon died.
In he came back to Dubrovnik and embarked as a cadet on a sailing-ship that sailed on regular line Istanbul- Odessa- Liverpool. In he came to Latin America where he worked as a letter drawer in a coach factory in Peru. In he returned to Cavtat. He found a sponsor in the person of Medo Pucic, a poet who recommended him to the archbishop Strossmayer, a very famous and influential Croatian at that time.
In he presented Strossmayer with the painting “Turkinja u haremu” Turkish woman in harem where he used the surname Bukovac for the first time. He finished his education in His teacher was A. Cabal who was a representative of the Paris academism.
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Bukovac appeared in public as a painter on the Salon de Paris in He exhibited and worked in Paris 16 years. In and he spent longer periods in England working as a portrait painter.
He went through several phases in his artistic work which differ only in way and techniques but not in comprehension and relation to painting. The Paris period enciklopfdija characterized by its artistic formation from the academism to impressionism. The Zagreb period was the most active part of his life. He brought fresh ideas to artistc colony of the town, but as he was the only Croat artist educated in France he soon got confronted with the advocates of the Vienna and Munich schools.
The Cavtat period is characterized by his searching for new means of expression and new enciolopedija solutions.
The Prague period is characterized by portraits where he concentrated more on coloristic aspects and less on the person painted. He also worked as a professor at the academy.
Bukovac died in Prague on April 23, His work comprises about portraits and more than other paintings and compositions. With regard to his painting “Isus prijatelj malenih” it is one of 32 paintings exhibited in the Paris period. It appeared on the Salon de Paris in Bukovac was praised with the Mention Honorable for it.
The painting was probably ordered by Vicars because the rich industrial Samson Fox bought it for the St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Harrogate near Leeds. The sources said that Fox had 18 paintings of Vlaho Bukovac.
The description of the painting found in Mrs. On the right there is uneasy group of apostles pushing a group of people. There is no religious motive there. The scene is situated in an imaginary landscape that evoques the Orient.
Bukovac said he painted it in the sunny garden of his studio near Sacre Coeur in Rue de la Chevaliere du Barre no. The Croatian critics say that the extreme popularity of this work in the contemporary press is astonishing.
According to them the painting does not represent any achievement in his work. It is possible that its popularity is due to its coloristic pleasantness.
They say that the weakest part is the figure of Christ but the force of the author lies in vulgar figures of apostles and beautiful details of mothers with children.
Documentation regarding this picture you can find in the following sources: Catalog of the Salon de ParisParis,p. Enciklpedija to Croatia – an overview of its History, Culture and Science.