The Croatian Post celebrates this year the most important Christian holiday. This is the holiday that gives sense to everything: not only because it promises an end to suffering and offers satisfaction for the injustice suffered, but also because it questions the concept of limited and finite. The infinity is its meaning, the infinity in which the causes of life here and now meet their inevitable afterlife consequences. It is not the holiday of easy promises.
It comprises the death and the judgement, but reminds of mercy and love. Just at the time when Dulcic created his work of art the philosophy of existentialism was busy trying to create the infinite in the here and now. The Art Informel style, disintegrating the matter into particles, was a kind of visual and spatial counterpart to such experience of time.
Ivo Dulcic is definitely the most important representative of this style in Croatian painting. Each particle of his artistic substance appears as living free, each gesture as if spinning the worlds. The peak of his artistic work is probably his cycle of stained glass windows in the Franciscan church at Kaptol, Zagreb. Also this fresco of his in the Split church of our Lady of Health, from 1959, has visible characteristics of the time.
Date of Issue: 19 March 2010
Denominations: 3,1 kn