Mato Medović, better known as Celestin Medović (1857 – 1920), a renowned Croatian painter from Kuna on Pelješac, was Bukovac’s contemporary and colleague. He was born on November 17, 1857 in a peasant family in the picturesque village of Kuna on Pelješac. He had four brothers and two sisters, and their lives became even more […]

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The time of disguise, madness, merriment, jokes and laughter, music and dance, or carnival time in the cyclical movement of annual customs is located between the Christmas and Lent period. The beginning of the carnival period is usually the feast of the Holy Three Kings or Epiphany, January 6, which ends the Christmas holidays, and […]

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It is interesting how in almost every photograph taken in one of Bukovac’s studios, among the multitude of paintings, furniture and various decorative objects, we almost always find a musical instrument. It’s not so strange if we take into account the words that Bukovac’s daughter Ivanka wrote in her notes entitled Memories of my father: […]

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We are on the borders of another world. We are captivated by the inspiration of the south. From these blue bosoms the waves lap the ruins of Hellenic Epidaurus. – Arthur Evans will write in 1875, meeting Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik area for the first time, in the belief that he would stay there longer. […]

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