ZAGREB, Oct 21 (Croatia Sun News) – A monument to famous Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac, who was born in Cavtat on 4 July 1855, was unveiled in that southernmost Croatian town on Sunday during ceremonies marking the Day of the Municipality of Konavle.
Addressing the ceremony, Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek said that the monument would be a nice reminder of the importance of that prominent Croatian artist.
Konavle Mayor Bozo Lasic said that “Bukovac liked Cavtat and Cavtat liked Bukovac.”
“This is a great day for Cavtat to which Bukovac donated a series of beautiful paintings,” he added.
The municipality of Konavle and the city of Dubrovnik signed an agreement on the storage of 225 artifacts and memorabilia concerning Bukovac in Cavtat.
Born in Cavtat, Bukovac lived in America, Paris, Zagreb and Prague, and spent extended periods of time in England and Vienna. He went through all painting periods – from Academism, to Realism, to Impressionism and Symbolism to modern painting, and he was particularly recognised as a portrait painter. He left a great body of work. Bukovac ded in Prague on 23 April 1922.
The author of the Bukovac sculpture in Cavtat is Petar Dolic.