Location: Museum of Fine Arts (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split)
Duration: September 9 – October 17, 2021
Curator: Iris Slade
With his diverse, specific, and in some segments unique opus, the painter, graphic artist, and cartoonist Antun Zupa (Zuppa) occupies a prominent place in the art history of Split, where he was born in 1897 and died in 1969, after half a century of public activity. If we try to succinctly assess his painting achievements, valuing above all his dedication to work, we could say that in the period between the two world wars, Zupa was the most significant painter in the Split area after Emanuel Vidović. What distinguishes Zupa as an artist in the local environment, and which at the same time positions him in a broader artistic context, is his social awareness and engagement.
The exhibition has been sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Split.
More information about the exhibition is available at https://galum.hr/en/exhibitions/exibition/1734/.