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Gabrijel Stupica retrospective in Ljubljana


Until 15th of May, a big retrospective in Ljubljana's Moderna Galerija presents the rich work of the Slovenian painter Gabrijel Stupica, who rose to fame in the 50s and got international recognition for his work. Stupica was one of the most outstanding abstract painters in Yugoslavia.

Born in Ljubljana in 1913, he studied art in Zagreb and was inspired by exhibitions in Venice and Madrid for his first paintings. Stupica was known for his portraits, also a lot of self-portraits, which also mark the starting point of the exhibit in Ljubljana. During the walk through the rooms of the gallery, the pictures slowly change from dark portraits and still lives to bright, abstract paintings in which the artist also uses parts of newspapers for his paintings.

Gabrijel Stupica was part of the art collective "69" and was awarded the PreŇ°eren price several times. He died in 1990 in Ljubljana, leaving back a wide collection of drawings, aquarells and and portraits. The exhibition in Moderna Galerija is one of the biggest retrospectives to date.

Every thursday, a guided tour through the exhibit is offered.


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