Exhibit of Safet Zec, "Embraces" now open in Sarajevo

“Embraces,” a series by painter and graphic artist Safet Zec – one of BiH’s most important visual artists – has been installed in the Historical Museum of BiH in honor of BiH Statehood Day (Nov. 25).

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This series of paintings, which looks at people separated by war, has arrived in Sarajevo after a six-month display in the Church of Santa Maria della Piettà in Venice.

The artist has dealt with this theme since the war of the 1990s, and he completed his series with the painting of the Sarajevo “Romeo and Juliet” – Boško Brkić and Admira Ismić. The 1993 photo of them dying in each other’s arms on Sarajevo’s Vrbanija Bridge shook the world.

Zec is a recipient of the April 6th Award given by the City of Sarajevo, and his works have been displayed in major galleries and museums the world over. During the 1970s, critics referred to him as the primary representative of poetic realism.

“Embraces” will be on display at the museum until March 2019, and you can see part of this artist’s rich work at Zec Studio Collection (Maršala Tita 31/II).