The Artist

As a child Zvonimir Mihanović filed away in the archive of his heart poetic scenes of Dalmatia sunrises, noons and evenings.

The curious eyes of a hypersensitive boy faithfully recorded each and every detail: pebbles disappearing into the deep blue waters, boats afloat on the shimmering sea, small solitary harbors, stone cottages solid and proud in their simplicity, the underbrush growing among the rocks, rugged piers jutting out into the sea, skies resting upon calm waters, distant and fading horizons…

Few artist have so accurately and authentically transformed the images of the Mediterranean to canvas. Although the Mihanović landscapes are exact and precise, they are not a mechanical record of reality but captured moments of idealized silence and stillness.

In the early-morning painting "SVIĆARICE" (“Night Fishing”), the boats have returned to Kaštela from a long night of fishing. Leaving their boats at the dock, the men depart with their catch. Their well-used equipment handed down from generations past is a nostalgic witness to the memories of the old fishermen with whom Mihanović spent the major part of his childhood.







What's New

Only 3 oil paintings available at this time:

-"Family Fishing Village"
-"Morning Rendezvous"
-"Always Ready"

See "Original Oils" - "Available" above
for these photos

 
Zvonimir Mihanović

One of the primary reasons that Zvonimir Mihanovic's paintings are so desired and collected is the emotions that they portray.  His paintings reach out and capture what all yearn for but eludes most - serenity and peacefulness. He depicts a sea of calm and perfect clarity, an island village of life without the struggles of a fast paced society. The land and sea that Mihanovic knows and loves, the Dalmation Coast in the Eastern Adriatic, is never depicted in a storm, clutter or disarray. The fishing boats and homes show their age, but do so graciously. The stone walls, the lack of people (except the patient fisherman) and rocky shores of crystal clear water - all signal his love for his land.

 
Examples of the four image categories that Mihanovic paints:

Village

Disappearing Rocks

Pier

Open Water


ORIGINAL OILS - IN COLLECTIONS

Villages
Disappearing Rocks
Piers
Open Water

ORIGINAL OILS - AVAILBLE

Villages
Disappearing Rocks
Piers
Open Water

WATERCOLOR

Villages
Piers

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