Vrsar – Romantic town

Sculpture Park

Dušan Džamonja

Born in Strumica on 31st January 1928. Graduated in1951 on the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb at the class of prof. V. Radaus and enrolls in Master class of prof. F. Kršinić. 1953 starts to work in his own studio. 1954 first one man show. 1970 begins construction of his house, studio and Sculpture Park in Vrsar. He lived and worked between Zagreb, Vrsar and Brussels.

Dušan Džamonja

Dušan Džamonja

…With more than half of a century of work behind him, Dzamonja is one of the most distinguished artists in Europe. A testimony to his contribution to art has been provided throughout his career by the many honors, prizes, and commissions that had come this way.

So what is that particular quality that he has contributed to the world of sculpture for which has been so widely recognized bx museums and critics?

In as much as it is ever possible to answer such questions, three aspects of Dzamonja’s work suggest themselves.

He developed new ways of using traditional materials; he reconciled the intractability of metal to the fluidity and animation of nature; and , without resorting to narrative, he imbued his architectural monuments with the sensation of human presence…

Jasia Reinchard
London, 2000

Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park

Between Vrsar and Funtana there is a world famous sculpture park by the sculptor Dušan Džamonje. In the park there are several tens of statues with a very interesting structure. The statues are made from stone, chains, nails and other materials.

The park lies on an area of more than 10 hectars and the artist´s studio and workshops are also part of the park. His work arts are being honoured by leading critics and are on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, in London´s Tate Gallery, in Sao Paolo, in Antwerps and other galleries around the world.

In Vrsar, Džamonja could make ervey sculptor’s dream come true: to create the real Sculpture Park. This living space, where the human hand approches, by the magic of its art, the one of the divine creation. Here, face to face with sovereignty of limitless space, face to face with the sea constantly renewing, Dzamonja dreams of sculptures he is going to create if future.