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Artistic Inheritance in Ston

Cvito Fisković

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In this work the author gives a historic development of arts in Ston and Mali Ston, two strategically important places situated on the narrow isthmus connecting the Peninsula of Pelješac and the mainland. He pays his attention first to their prehistoric, Romanesque and medieval monuments and then to the very places reinforced with long walls and fortresses by the Dubrovnik government in the first half of the 14th century in order to prefect her estates and salt ponds there including the Peninsula itself and to colonize guardsmen and inhabitants into the buildings constructed after a strategic and urban plan still preserved.
Prehistoric and Roman ruins of this area as well as medieval and early Christian small churches, early medieval relief sculptures and frescoes and urban drawings and fortification ground plans have been already known. The author has already written about the most important works of art: early Romanesque frescoes from the 11th century St. Michael's Church, the picture made by the Italo-Greek painter Andrew Rizzo, the painted Gothic crucifix by the Dalmatian painter Blaž Jurjev and about Romanesque-Gothic Franciscan Church in particular.
Here the author gives new data on styles of churches, public buildings and houses built by native architects, on works of art and craft in the churches of Ston. Besides their works he mentions numerous masters, architects and sculptors, wood-carvers, painters and goldsmiths who worked in Ston in the course of centuries, particularly in the periods of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque. He is offering photographs of some of their unknown, works, declaring their style and the time of origin.


arts, architecture, Ston

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