Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac

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Mestroviceve Crikvine Kastilac

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424TarikFX🇧🇦
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina33,361 contributions
Don't forget to visit this place too after Mestrovic Gallery! It tells you a great deal about the artist himself, and his spirituality - as the wood carvings in the chapel are truly stunning. His Moses sculpture is IMO Mestrovic's greatest work, on the same level with Michelangelo's works
Written September 30, 2021
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,451 contributions
Family
The chapel is about a 5-minute walk from the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and is included with admission to the Gallery. The wood carvings are very impressive and definitely worth visiting if you’re going to the Gallery.
Written September 12, 2021
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John C
337 contributions
Solo
Very nice, relaxing and spiritual place for peace and prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ! Beautiful carvings.
Written June 19, 2021
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Skygrazer
London126 contributions
After visiting Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb I could hardly wait to visit the Gallery in Split. It was a wonderful surprise to find out there is this lovely simple family chapel. There are wonderful wood panels of the story of the life of Christ in this restrained space. One can imagine early Christians came to worship in such a space.

I reached the Chapel through an olive tree laden drive. It overlooks the wind swept sea. I found the entrance into a very large Roman style courtyard with a sculpture at one end.

As soon as I put my foot into the courtyard a woman came marching towards me at speed as if to chase me away?? It suggests she saw me coming on CCTV.
With a barking voice she demanded for me to produce my ticket. I more or less jumped out of my skin at the shocking tone of her voice.

I said of course I will get my ticket out. I would not walk around without paying.
She barked "Pardon" ???

I realised she had a problem with me being there. My stomach went into a tight ball. I was unprepared for this unexpected confrontation. I had just been swimming in a pool of Ivan's beautiful work in the main gallery and now I was in a Church space being confronted by someone who was clearly angry, bitter and annoyed to see me or my kind there. She obviously holds some very deep hatred and prejudice towards people who resemble me. Why on earth was she working anywhere near the sacred space of a Church or chapel in that case?? Odd beyond words....

This is not the Croatia I had experienced in my last two weeks as I travelled around the country on my own. People has been kind and polite. This woman was uniquely full of her own ugliness.

"The Chapel is through that door!!" She barked and threw her hand to point the way to me.
I asked if there was anywhere else to look?
"You can look around here!!", she barked.
With that this ugly character turned and literally stormed off. No explanation and nothing else.

I noticed she was wearing a long khaki jacket with the words "Trouble Maker" faux hand painted in white across the shoulders.
She was right. She is indeed a very, ugly "trouble maker" and had ruined the end of a wonderful afternoon I had at the main gallery including a super conversation with one of her lovely knowledgeable colleagues who was in the separate studio with the women of the region statues.

I return to "Trouble Maker" all the inner turmoil and horror she sent through to me in the energy of the tone of her voice that day!
Written September 20, 2019
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Andy S
Leeds112 contributions
Couples
Basically all you get is the sculpture panels in the church and the cross, but Mestrovic's sculptures are stunning. If you are going to the Gallery (which is well worth it) then take this in too
Written October 8, 2018
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hapydragon
21 contributions
Solo
You are meant to buy your ticket at the main gallery then come here.
It is small, but the wood carving are great, the explanations made the experience even more enlightening.
Written August 9, 2018
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM935 contributions
Solo
The same ticket that gets you into the Meštrović Gallery gets you into the little stone chapel, Meštrović’s Crikvine-Kaštilac, about half a kilometer further on. Here, on a very quiet spot overlooking the Adriatic, the church displays 28 wood reliefs of the Life of Christ, plus a large crucifix with the body elongated, like the figures in El Greco’s paintings. The Last Supper panel looks a lot like the version Meštrović painted. Since he carved the first panel, “The Temptation,” in 1917 and the last several in 1948-50, when he taught at Syracuse University, they offer another, even clearer opportunity to see the development of his style. In the courtyard is another wrenching depiction of spiritual agony, “The Author of the Apocalypse,” a white stone sculpture of St. John the Evangelist, reportedly exclaiming to Heaven on the horrors of war. Meštrović sculpted it while at the American Academy in Rome in 1946.
Written June 20, 2018
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_shaparak108
London, UK40 contributions
Family
If you are visiting the Mistrociv gallery then the chapel is only 200 metres away and worth a visit. You can use the same ticket for both and admire the wooden art pieces inside the chapel. This is also next to some of the best beaches in Split.
Written October 10, 2017
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424TarikFX🇧🇦
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina33,361 contributions
Solo
Especially Mestrovic's statue of Moses and wooden freeze in the chappel leaves the visitor simply stunned. What an artist!!!
Written August 5, 2017
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Rungsan_Hme
Pattaya, Thailand1,366 contributions
Family
We came for the evening Sunday mass and the place was packed with local. In spite of the mass was conducted in native language but it is familiar with our mass service in Thailand.
Written April 11, 2017
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