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Velimir Trnski painting the 1671 love story of Petar and Katarina Zrinski
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  04/12/2008 | Croatian Language , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Katarina and Petar Zrinski, Part 5



Velimir Trnski: Svim srcem i dušom svojom; With Heart and Soul


Velimir Trnski: Moje drago Zercze; My Dear Heart


Po svojoj prirodi individualist, Trnski nikad nije bio slikar krda, nije tražio zaštitu ili elemozinu u ime bilo koje avangardne bratovštine. U hrvatskom je slikarstvu Trnski od početka bio enfant terrible, svojeglavi samotnik, prkosan i beskompromisan slikar s izraženom potrebom za neovisnošću i s nenarušivim pravom da bude i "u krivu" ako osjeti potrebu da zaista bude "kriv". Oduvijek je i u svakoj prilici bio nepopustljiv u obrani svoje vizije. Uostalom, upravo je to bilo ishodište njegova otpora nevjerojatnoj lakoći trendovskog iluzionizma. 


Trnski je veliki virtuoz, izvrstan crtač, slikar koji zanatsku perfekciju "drži u malom prstu" i koji ne vidi nikakav razlog da to žrtvuje u ime bilo čije i bilo kakve površnosti, da se zbog tuđe nesposobnosti odrekne onog najdragocjenijeg u sebi - svoje slikarske nadarenosti.

Josip Depolo, Zagreb



An individualist, by nature, Trnski has never been one of the pack, never in need of being sheltered by some avant-garde brotherhood.  In Croatian painting, Trnski has been an enfant terrible, from the very beginning, a wilful loner, a defiant painter, not malleable, with a pronounced need to be independent, with an indisputable right to “be wrong,” if and when he feels the need to, indeed, “be wrong.”  At all times, a relentless defender of his own vision.  After all, that is precisely where his resistance to an easy-going trend-setting illusionism stems from. 


Trnski is a magnificent virtuoso, an exceptional sketcher, a perfectionist of his métier;  he sees no reason to sacrifice that to any or anyone’s perfunctoriness, and to loose what is most valuable - his own painting giftedness.

Josip Depolo, Zagreb



 

Trnski stvara izvan bilo kakvih pojedinačnih ili tržišnih diktata, slijedeći jedino svoj vlastiti autorski, umjetnički impuls. Njegov recentni izraz nedvojbeno je rezultat skladna spoja autentične slikarske vještine i nesputana svijeta imaginacije.

Slikarstvo Velimira Trnskog već je prihvaćeno kao umjetnička vrijednost, pa ga se više ni ne ocjenjuje, nego se, kao i kod svih velikih stvaraoca, u njegovu radu uživa. Za njega se kao slikara i osebujnu autorsku ličnost u potpunosti može ustvrditi: "Veliki ljudi nikad nas ne podsjećaju na nekoga drugoga."

Maja Briski, Zagreb

 
 

Trnski works outside any other individual or market-oriented dictates, guided only by his own artistic impulse.  His contemporary work is undeniably the result of a harmonious blend of authentic painting skills and an unrestrained world of imagination. 

The value of his art has already been established, and does not need further assessments, but needs to be appreciated, like other great masters' works.  When speaking of Trnski, as a painter and a singular, distinctive auteur, one can assert: "Great masters never remind us of anyone else."

Maja Briski, Zagreb

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Rud Kuiper)

    Dear mister Bach,

    The pages about Velimir Trnski painting the 1671 love story of Petar and Katarina Zrinski are for my idea a good overview of the work of Trnski and the effort he took to make an artistic overview about these historical events.

    Thank you,

    Rud Kuiper
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by sanja)

    Trnski has exceed himself once again.
    I have to say that combination of Čakovec old town, horses and women are great.

     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by barbara)

    i love the art, it's very different and very original. First saw it at Amsterdam around 2000 or earlier.....love, love, love....
     
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