Angels from a Private Collection in Dubrovnik
About 150 objects from the private collection of Karmen Gagro are on show.
The collection consists of artworks, paintings, sculptures, porcelain, jewellery and examples of the applied arts with depictions of angels created over a long period of time – from the 16th century until the present day.
The main body of the collection comes from the Baroque and consists of wooden and clay sculptures and paintings of the 17th and 18th century. But the collection also has some thirty angels made out of bronze, bronze gilt and silver, as well as the model of an angel that was to have been made for a bronze sculpture to sit on the girder of the bridge spanning the Rijeka Dubrovačka, the work of the well-known Croatian sculptor Zvonimir Lončarić-Riba. Apart from that, the collection contains a number of rarities, depictions of angels from Jewish and Orthodox cultures.
The diverse materials and techniques and the various specimens of fine crafts reveal the many interests of the collector and her excellent knowledge of numerous techniques and stylistic periods.
Concept by Karmen Gagro, Pavica Vilać and Academician Radoslav Tomić
Exhibition design by Marin Gozze
The catalogue is on sale in the museum shop of Dubrovnik Museums.