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"THE FIRST LIKA STONEMASON’S WORKSHOP FOR CONSTRUCTION AND ART" AND THE WORK OF STJEPAN VUKELIĆ IN GOSPIĆ

ANTONIA DOŠEN


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Abstract

At the beginning of the 20th century Gospić didn’t have a stonemason, or a sculptor or any kind of craftsman operations which would satisfy the demand of citizens for the constant necessity of tombstone monuments or the municipality for building public sculpture and
sculptural plastic. The main entrance to Gospić’s town Mary Magdalena cemetery contains graves from the second half of the 19th century, and they were, along with Neo-Gothic chapel of Mary Magdalena, erected in 1856 on the cemetery, testimony to some past days when Gospić experienced a rapid economic development and progress. The creator of many tombstone monuments in the cemetery was Stjepan Vukelić, who in 1900 in Gospić, along the cooperation of two more stonemasons Tomo Zorica and Josip Beuc, opened the “First Lika stonemason’s workshop for construction and art”. In the period from 1900 until the start of the First World War, Vukelić was the most represented stonemason in the Gospić region, and besides the
tombstone monuments attributed to him there is also the work on the pillar of Christ the Saviour in Kaniška Street in Gospić.

Keywords

First Lika stonemason’s; Stjepan Vukelić; Gospić; tombstone monuments; pillar of Christ the Saviour

Hrčak ID:

114276

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/114276

Publication date:

31.12.2012.

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