Exhibition on sculptor Ivan Zajec
Oct 5 - Feb 11
Sculptures by Ivan Zajec (1869-1952), best known as the author of the monument to poet France Prešeren in the eponymous square in Ljubljana, will be on display until 11 February at the National Gallery.
The first comprehensive review of Zajec's oeuvre since 1949 features 57 works in marble, bronze, plaster and clay alongside archival material about his education, life and work.
Zajec was part of the first generation of early Modernist Slovenian sculptors who put their homeland on the European art map at the end of the 19th century.
Working in mostly realistic style with elements of Art Nouveau, Zajec made a number of public monuments, tomb sculptures, busts and other small-scale pieces.