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Strossmayer's gallery (Strossmayerovoj galeriji starih majstora) description and photos - Croatia: Zagreb. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Strossmayerovoj galeriji starih majstora.
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The Strossmayer Gallery is a fine arts museum located in the capital of Croatia. The gallery presents to the attention of visitors a collection of paintings donated to the city by Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1884. The gallery stocks are about 4000 works, of which only about 250 are presented for inspection, and the rest are in storage or are exhibited in other museums or galleries in Croatia.
The Strossmayer Old Masters Gallery opened in November 1884 and was named in honor of its founder. The gallery itself, with the bishop as patron saint, was created in 1860 and moved to a specially built premises for it in 1880.
Bishop Strossmayer acquired paintings for 30 years, from the moment of his appointment as bishop of Dyakovo in 1850. He started with Italian art, mostly Renaissance works from Florence and Venice. In 1870 he switched to 17th century art. In 1868, he decided to donate his collection to the Croatian people, transferring it to the Academy. The gallery was opened to the public in November 1884 and presented to visitors 256 works of art.
Over the years, the gallery's prestigious collection has attracted more and more donations, including from contemporary artists. In 1934, the expansion led to the creation of the Gallery of Modern Art to store later works.
The Strossmayer Gallery showcases works by European artists from the 14th to 19th centuries. All works have been divided into three main groups: Italian, French and Northern Europe (German, Flemish and Dutch).
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