Tuesday, June 15, 2010

(Social) Realism: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gabrijel Jurkić (1886 – 1974)

Gabrijel Jurkić (24 March 1886 – 25 February 1974) was a Bosnian Croat artist, born in Livno, now Bosnia and Herzegovina, and died at a Franciscan monastery near there in 1974. There is a gallery dedicated to his work in Livno and his pictures are also displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. The certificate of Gabrijel Jurkić from Vienna Academy kept in Gorica museum in Livno. In 1993 he appeared on a postage stamp issued by the Croat administration in Mostar.


World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin (http://gaelart.net/) to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to caoimhghin@yahoo.com.

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