Title: Houses from Trpanj
Maker: Ante Kaštelančić
Date or Period: 1954
Type of Object: Painting
Materials & Techniques: Oil on canvas
Measurements: 87 x 69 cm
Ante Kaštelančić belongs to a group of painters who, in the 1950s, tended to close their paintings, i.e. make them hermetic. The painting Houses from Trpanj transforms objects into symbols, while colours and shapes become emancipated, thus creating a new lyrical and meditative reality. That kind of painting abandons the concrete and moves towards the abstract. Oton Postružnik, Frane Šimunović and Ivo Dulčić have similar artistic expressions.
Collection: The Arsenal Gallery