Fritzy Gallery – Museum of Lošinj

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Concerning the Fritzy Royal residence

In the initial half of the 19th century the very first city management building– Municipio was built on the website these days’s Fritzy Royal residence. At the end of the 19th century the structure was extensively restored and adjusted right into a historical royal residence with identifiable line of quadrifoliate home windows on the primary façade. On the very first flooring artisans from Lošinj revamp the depictive fantastic hall with a gallery. Carved icons of certain crafts can be seen on the balustrade of the gallery. At the start of the 20th century, the palace homes Pension Fritzy from which the royal residence obtained its name. After the 2nd World War the Palace was a house of a Public Establishment (later under the name Adult Education Centre of Mali Lošinj) to lastly come to be the seat of freshly founded Lošinj Gallery in 2007.

Regarding the permanent exhibit

2 most substantial collections from the Art Collections of Mali Lošinj have actually been displayed in the Fritzy Royal Residence– The Piperata Collection of Old Masters in the Great Hall on the first floor and also the Collection of Croatian Masters of Andro Video Mihičić on the 3rd flooring. Both collections bear the strong stamp of their makers, yet the scenarios these collections outgrew are really different.

The Piperata Collection of Old Masters

The Piperata Collection of Old Masters contains 27 paintings by primarily Italian masters, made in the duration from the end of the 16th century (Bassano workshop) to the start of the 20th century (Filippo de Pisis) as well as mainly from the Baroque period, i.e. 17th and 18th century (Girolamo Forabosco, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri– Il Guercino, Antonio Carneo, Alessandro Magnasco, Francesco Solimena, Francesco Fontebasso). Next to paints, the collection additionally includes three upper bodies and one chest of cabinets from the Renaissance and Baroque period.

The collection was acquired by Giuseppe Piperata (Mali Lošinj, 1883– Sondrio, Valtellina, 1976), a dedicated physician and also an enthusiastic art lover. Although he started to accumulate works of art currently as a student of medicine in Naples as well as Vienna, Piperata got the largest part of his collection throughout his solution as a doctor in Tarvisio in 1930’s, straying around skillfully with antique stores, cellars as well as attic rooms in Furlania as well as Veneto regions.

Political scenario after the 2nd World War distinguishes Giuseppe Piperata from his collection– he proceeds working in Italy while his collection remains in Mali Lošinj. After years of settlement, the authorities repurchased the collection in 1971. In years all paints have actually been restored to be permanently shown in the Great Hall of Fritzy Royal Residence in December 1998, after 45 years-long “Odyssey”.

Regarding the Fritzy Gallery

Events took place in the Fritzy Palace as far back as the Palace was the seat of the Public Institution, i.e. the Adult Education Centre of Mali Lošinj. Up until 1998 they were arranged mostly in the Great Hall (Josip Botteri Dini, Josip Baće and also others) as well as later on the gallery of the Great Hall (Jože Ciuha, Ivo Šebalj, Marija Ujević Galetović as well as others) and also on the walls of the passages and also stairs as well. The repair of the 3rd flooring and also the attic room of the Royal residence throughout 2005 as well as 2006 offered Mali Lošinj the opportunity to finally have a correct community gallery.

As a result, in August 2006 the Fritzy Gallery was solemnly opened on the first stage by event of paints and also graphics by Dubravka Babić. Since then a variety of exhibits have been organized there, from art (Povratak I i Povratak II, Anton Horvatović, Massimo Tosello, Zdravko Kopas, Luka Duplančić, Mauro Stipanov as well as others) and museum events (Lošinj Racing Boat and also L5 Sailing Boat, Emanuel Vidović in the heritage of Andro Vid Mihičić, Croatian Graphics of the 20th century from Solis Collection), to guest exhibitions (Hydro-archaeological recognizing as well as expeditions of Vrsar as well as Poreč aquatorium, Greek-Hellenistic porcelains of the Archeological Museum in Split) as well as various events as well (lectures, discussions, parties and so on). Gallery’s Event Program runs throughout the year. The Fritzy Gallery was put among the credible galleries in the Republic of Croatia in 2008.

Fritzy Royal residence is open to visitors from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday as well as Monday is closed.