The Slovenia Times

Ivana Kobilca (1861-1926), "Painting is something beautiful ..."


The exhibition is made of twelve chapters exploring the development of Kobilca's motifs from her Munich portrait studies and orientalism, child portraits and genre scenes, interior genre to nudes and middle class portraits. Besides the context of Kobilca's plain air painting, the circumstances of the allegoric picture Slovenia Bows to Ljubljana are explained, as is the life and work of the artist in some of the cities she sojourned in: Ljubljana in the early and late periods, Paris, Sarajevo and Berlin.

In addition to her popular works, such as Summer and Woman Drinking Coffee, the exhibition includes paintings from private collections that are almost unknown to the broader public. Together, the pictures reflect Kobilca's creative force and varied influences of European artistic epicentres.


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