Atelier Mestrovic

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Skygrazer
London126 contributions
I have to admit that I knew nothing about Ivan Mestrovic or his amazing and moving work until I stumbled into Atelier Mestrovic Zagreb almost by accident. This was after a day of sightseeing around Zagreb and including queuing up to see the (not so great) museum of Broken Relationships.
Has the world gone mad, why didn't I know about Ivan Mestrovic and his utterly astonishing work. I know about Picasso, Henry Moore, Gacometti, Rembradt, Van Gogh, Turner and many, many others but my artistic education has failed woefully by not bringing this man's work to my attention sooner. Why are people being directed to see pointless things like the museums of Broken Trash and Minor Illusions? All of this is a mystery to me. Perhaps one of you out there knows the answer. Perhaps the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia can throw some light on this conundrum?
It is worth visiting this gallery just to see the Mother and Child in wood which I found most overwhelming. I was in the presence of the cathedral of total and utter artistic talent. I wrack my brains to recall if any other artist as ever had such an effect on me and I cannot recall. JMW Turner came close, but he did not bring tears to my eyes. I don't think I will ever be the same again.
Just go and see this amazing work and in this beautiful building, courtyard and garden if it is the only thing you do whilst visiting Zagreb.
Written September 20, 2019
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CTWasp
Guilford, CT46 contributions
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Ivan Mestrovic is famous in Croatia and deservedly so. His house, garden and studio, located towards the "top" of the old town, are packed with gorgeous artwork. Both are in the same location. The artwork in the house is located on three different levels with no elevator and the artwork in the studio is located on two levels - again staircase only.

Mestrovic was active from the turn of the century through the 1950s including teaching at both Notre Dame and Syracuse Universities in the USA at the end of his life.

My favorite statues were located in his children's playroom at the top of the house, including a moving sculpture of his wife breastfeeding a baby.

I spent a full hour here and loved learning about an artist that was unknown to me. Highly recommend it. BTW there is a bathroom by the entrance desk.
Written December 9, 2018
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,760 contributions
Couples
On our last days in Zagreb our friend Jerko took us to Ivan Atelier Mestrovic Musium were we so his beautiful work, Jerko also told us that he left all of his properties in Zagreb and Spit to the Croatian people. Lovely sculptures, worth a visit, visited last year.
Written September 20, 2015
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Olivier
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We are a gay couple with a child. And we wanted to visit this museum. But at the desk, in the contrary of all other museums in Zagreb we visited during our stay, the "familly ticket" was denied to us because we were not "a father and a mother with our child", so was the explanation given to us ! Avoid this place where this homophobic behaviour is still on use nowadays, in a touristic place.
Written December 30, 2018
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SVandBeyond
Mountain View, California63 contributions
Couples
My husband and I saw his huge sculpture guarding the palace in Split. When we found that his home was open with nearly 200 pieces on display, we definitely wanted to visit it. The sculptures are beautiful and the house was also interesting to see as many aspects to it are a work of art (like the staircase). Definitely take the time to see it!
Written August 19, 2015
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,390 contributions
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I visited this excellent Museum housing great collection of sculptures, drawings, lithographs, artistic furniture of Mestrovic, most celebrated sculptor, architect, Maestro, creative genius of Croatia. The Museum is located in 17th century building and the house of Mestrovic , who designed and lived here from 1922 to 1942. There is admission ticket and one of the best Museum at Zagreb not to be missed.
Written November 9, 2019
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Ana P
Zagreb, Croatia98 contributions
Family
This beautiful gallery reminds me of Musée Rodin in Paris. You can admire stunning sculptures made by one of the most important Croatian artists inside the gallery that was his house and atelier, but also in a small garden. It is quite, tranquil and perfect for art lovers. My favourite place in the city.
Written March 31, 2019
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sally j
Chelmsford, UK1,444 contributions
Couples
We had visited the Ivan Mestrovic gallery in Split a few years ago, so i knew the artist quite well already. But visiting the home of Ivan Mestrovic was amazing. There was so much to see, also there are a few sculptures outside in the courtyard garden. It was very quiet when we arrived, we felt we had the whole gallery to ourselves, as we were leaving a school group arrived, so maybe getting here just after opening time is a good idea.
Written December 26, 2018
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jameskul
Toronto, Canada1,959 contributions
Couples
The Croatian artist, Ivan Meštrović, was previously unknown to me. But after visiting his home and studio, I want to learn all about him and his exquisite sculptures! His bronzes and marbles are astonishingly beautiful and well-executed. To know that he lived and worked in this building adds a lovely dimension to the experience of his art. I wish we could have joined a guided tour - in researching after our visit, I see they can be booked by special arrangement. The artworks are numbered and you can refer to a list provided on arrival. Disappointingly, there is no further information. That said, the quality of the art transcends this minor annoyance. If you don't linger over the art, you can visit in under an hour. Admission is 30 kuna (about CAD $6). Highly recommended!
Written September 5, 2018
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elkakna
Athens, Greece198 contributions
Family
This place is very nicely situated in the upper town near St. Mark's church. It is interesting if you like sculpture, especially Mestrovic who was one of Rodin’s students. This museum is only filled with Mestrovic’s works. Many of them depicted mothers. The work was varied and interesting. We did not know much about the artist but Croatians love and admire his work. It is a small museum, in fact, it’s Mestrovic's house with his atelier. Several of Mestrovic’s sculptures were outdoors where they belong. Personally, I was mostly attracted by the artist’s house itself which was reconstructed and has a wonderful stairway.
Written May 28, 2016
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