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Yugoslavia, Sculpture, Monument

Project timeline

? – 1948

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Monument & Memorial

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49295 Kumrovec
Croatia

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Article last edited by Anni Jo on
November 23rd, 2018

Josip Broz Tito monument in Kumrovec Change this

Kumrovec, Croatia
by Antun Augustinčić Change this
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The statue,,Maršal Tito”, which was made of bronze in 1948 by the sculptor Antun Augustinčić , was erected in various places all over Yugoslavia. It is free from the context because it fundamentally depicts a paradoxical situation- where a cult disappears, and the monument is erected in the honour of a man with the skin susceptible to be harmed.

Miroslav Krleža:

“…Тito, caped with amilitary raincoat, in an almost melancholic silhouette, was not modelled victorious; there had been the state of war for three years then, under the risky circumstances,in dangerous uncertainty which was caused every day by guerrilla life; besides, even this portrait was created in the immediate vicinity of the German army, when the German-controlled divisions were only a few kilometers away. This Augustinčić’s Tito, in a partisan overcoat, who raised a flag of resistance at a historical moment when all the politicians of our country surrendered twisting in the wind, was not presented in the commander's positionat the helm of his brigades;it is the face of a man whose head was bent due to the serious worries, who pensively circles a narrow courtyard of Jajce Fortress, as he, wearing prison cloth, had been circling the gaol courtyards for many years.”

Comments

Posted by Bostjan | Friday, November 23rd, 2018 | 06:22am
Great Post, Thank you Anna Jo!

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