The Links Between Different Cultures and Traditions

The Golden Era of Ottocento II
(Hommage à Ottocento) (1974)
Colour woodcut on paper, 160 x 120 cm

Mersad Berber: An Allegory of Bosnia exhibition centres on the art of Mersad Berber, who is one of the greatest and most significant representatives of Bosnian–Herzegovinian art from the second half of the 20th century.

Floras from Dubrovnik (2002) Oil on canvas, 102 x 169 cm

Floras from Dubrovnik (2002)
Oil on canvas, 102 x 169 cm

With his unique ability to find links between different cultures and traditions, and with the magnificent power of his transversal mind, capable of striding through the depths of historical experience, Berber made contemporary for us Iapodic urns, the golden glow of Byzantine painting, the harmonious Renaissance order, the elegiac pathos and dramaturgy of the Baroque, the mastery of calligraphy of the Ottoman period, the mysteries of the elegiac nature of the Sephardic Jews, who, when they were expelled from Spain, found refuge in Bosnia in the 16th century, the elegant restraint of Classicism, the refinement and decadence of fin-de-siècle, as well as the great masters of Modernism.

The Golden Era of Ottocento II (Hommage à Ottocento) (1974) Colour woodcut on paper, 160 x 120 cm

The Golden Era of Ottocento II
(Hommage à Ottocento) (1974)
Colour woodcut on paper, 160 x 120 cm

“Mersad Berber: An Allegory of Bosnia” exhibition can be visited until May 7th! 

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