Meštrović's equestrian statue of King Carol I of Romania in Bucharest was removed by the communist regime.
author of probably the best known equestrian monument in the world
One of the symbols of the United Nations that everybody knows is the Horsewoman (the Monument of Peace), a sculpture created by Antun Augustinčić (1900-1979). It was given as a gift to the UN and it is situated in front of the main building in New York. The basement of the monument is made of the marble from the Croatian island of Brač.
The Monument of Peace has 10 m high stand and 5.5 m high equestrian sculpture. Another beautiful equestrian statue that Augustinčić created represents a Polish marshal, Jozef Pilsudski.
The monument was commissioned before WWII, and was supposed to be delivered in 1939. It was delivered only in mid 1990s, and is now in Katowice (many thanks to dr. Maciej Paluszynski, Wroclaw, for this information).
Official Artist of the forthcoming Bejing Olympiad
In 2004 Charles Billich was elected the Official Artist of the 2008 Beijing Olympiad.
See his collection of horses.
The first and the third paintings represent a famous horse Makybe Diva
and Glenn Boss with a Croatian cap. The owner of the horse is Mr Tony Santic
(tuna farmer), Australian Croat born on the beautiful Croatian island of Lastovo.
Lucija in the village of Potkonje near Knin, at Hrvoje Požar stud.
Photo by her mother Julija Vojković (on this web with kind permission)
The aim of this web page is also to invite you to sign a Petition for unconditional return of Croatian lipizzan horses from Serbia:
The Lipizzan stable in the town of Lipik, from which the horses have been stolen during the Serbian agression on Croatia in 1991, is renewed and is awaiting for the horses. The following photos show the Lipik stable soon after the 1991 aggression,
and the reconstructed, but still empty building:
This is probably the last moment to save Croatian lipizzans, since they are left starving by the Serbian state. Here is a recent photo (source takodobra.com
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