Dubrovački muzeji

14.03.2016 - 05.05.2016

Olaf Jordan - Faces of the Balkans

The exhibition is produced by the Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik Museums

The exhibition Olaf Jordan – Faces of the Balkans shows seventy-two quality reproductions (in black and white and colour) of portraits of people wearing traditional attire from our region and from neighbouring areas. The portraits, watercolours and drawings, are the work of Swedish painter Olaf Jordan (1902-1968), and were created in the 1935-1938 period in Dubrovnik, where from time to time he lived with his family, and in neighbouring countries.

Because of the circumstances of World War II, the original examples of the portraits have not been kept, only the proofs and a collection of black and white reproductions given to the Ethnographic Museum by the artist’s daughter, Mrs Sibylla Göthe.

As well as the donation, the exhibition depicts the life of the Jordans in Dubrovnik during the 1930s.

Exhibition devised by Ivica Kipre with visual set up by Ivona Michl. 

A catalogue of the exhibition can be obtained in the Dubrovnik Museums museum shop.