Trogir, Piazza (Yugoslavia) by Max Pollak

Trogir, Piazza (Yugoslavia) by Max Pollak

Trogir, Piazza (Yugoslavia)

Max Pollak

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Title

Trogir, Piazza (Yugoslavia)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
Color etching, soft ground & aquatint 
Image Size
11 13/16 x 15 13/16" platemark 
Signature
Pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 100  
Annotations
Pencil titled lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
Ivory wove 
State
Published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
DASL104 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

Pollak’s etching depicts the central square with the Trogir loggia and clock tower. The clock sports a light blue-colored clock dial and the clock tower was once part of the church of St. Sebastian. There are differing opinions as to the century in which these were built, some state the fourteenth and others state the fifteenth. The loggia was probably used as a courtroom in Renaissance times and features reliefs that were made by Nikola Firentinac and Ivan Mestrovic. St. Lawrence Church, a thirteenth century landmark, is also situated on the central square.

Trogir’s history began around the third century BC with its founding by Greek colonists. It has a long history of invasions and destruction. After World War I, Trogir became part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and subsequently the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During World War II, Trogir was occupied by Italy but liberated in 1944 when it then belonged to the second Yugoslavia. Since 1991, Trogir has belonged to Croatia.

 
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