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Internal decoration of the Vranyczany-Dobrinović Mansion (1883) in Zagreb

Đurđa Petravić-Klaić ; Moderna galerija

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (27 MB) str. 117-129 preuzimanja: 145* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Petravić-Klaić, Đ. (1997). Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu. Peristil, 40 (1), 117-129. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Petravić-Klaić, Đurđa. "Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu." Peristil, vol. 40, br. 1, 1997, str. 117-129. Citirano 30.10.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Petravić-Klaić, Đurđa. "Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu." Peristil 40, br. 1 (1997): 117-129.
Petravić-Klaić, Đ. (1997). 'Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu', Peristil, 40(1), str. 117-129. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 30.10.2020.)
Petravić-Klaić Đ. Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu. Peristil [Internet]. 1997 [pristupljeno 30.10.2020.];40(1):117-129. Dostupno na:
Đ. Petravić-Klaić, "Unutrašnje uređenje palače Vranyczany-Dobrinović u Zagrebu", Peristil, vol.40, br. 1, str. 117-129, 1997. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 30.10.2020.]

The reviews of the history of building of the mansion of Baron Ljudevit Vranyczany-Dobrinović in the former Kuković street in Zagreb give the years form 1881 to 1884 as the dates of completion of the construction. The mansion has been built in the hystoric style and since 1934 has been used by Gallery of Modem Art to present Croatian art of the 19th and 20th century. On the basis of documentary proofs in archives, articles published in "Narodne Novine" (1881 — 1882) and of original documents referring to the construction of the mansion on 12, Strossmayer square that are being kept in the National Archives in Zagreb, it is possible to conclude that a part of the mansion was used as an apartment house from 24th March 1883 on. The mansion was completed in June 1883 which is proved by the fact that Baron Vranyczany on that date applied to the Committee of Building and Fire fighting of the City of Zagreb to be issued a "residence permit" for the whole building.
The existing research papers concerning the building do not mention the internal decoration of the mansion. In the photographs that are being published in this paper and which were, together with a description, donated to the Museum of the City of Zagreb by Ljudevit's son Dr. Milan Vranyczany-Dobrinović (album: Palais Ludwig Baron Vranyczany in Agram), an exceptional elegance of the interior can be perceived — luxurious furniture, abundance of paintings which show the Baron's collecting passion and the beauty of decorations — stucco works with groups of figures and ornaments made of white plaster. Greater part of the text deals with the painting by an unknown author (oil on canvas) situated on the mirror ceiling of the main staircase in a double stucco frame of leaves. The painting has not only the function to decorate the entrance in the palace but also has the significance of an imprese — the Baron's personal and cherished characteristics and slogan.
The painting is interesting as an iconographic and attributive problem. It is an illustration of the story of "Midas' Judgment" — a Greek legend about a musical contest between Apollo and Pan and of Frigian king Midas who was, preferring the Panpipe, given donkey's ears. Giving the available data about the painting, the author leaves open the question of attribution. Dr. Milan Vranyczany called it a "Venetian painting". Considering the dimensions of figures and their arrangement there opens a possibility that the eclectic method (pastiche), in which a painter of academic education gathers together all the protagonists, has been used. It was customary to use ready made patterns for the whole composition as well as for individual figures. Another possibility is that the painting "Midas' Judgment" is an authentic work dating from the late Baroque (end of the 17th or beginning of the 18th century) by an academically educated Italian painter.

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