Bokelian Themes to be Promoted in Kotor at St. Paul's Church

By , 11 Aug 2019, 17:44 PM Lifestyle
Bokelian Themes to be Promoted in Kotor at St. Paul's Church St. Paul's Church, copyright OJU Muzeji

"Bokelian Themes" – Bokeljske teme by Željko Brguljan will be presented on Tuesday, August 13 at St. Paul's Church, as announced from the MPI - Municipal Public Institution "MUSEUMS" (OJU Muzeji) Kotor.

The edition "The Bokelian Themes" by Željko Brguljan will be promoted starting at 9 pm at St. Paul's Church in the Old Town of Kotor. Brguljan's book, which was published in Zagreb last year, will be discussed by academician prof. Dr. Radoslav Tomic and art historian Marija Mihalicek, MSc. The event is organized by OJU "Museums" and Matica hrvatska - branch in Boka Kotorska.

“In the book Bokeljske teme, Željko Brguljan deals with the historical and cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska. The book is divided into five thematic units and contains twenty-three works of scientific and publicist character, which have been published over the past decades in journals, chronicles, proceedings and books published in Croatia and Montenegro.

Selected texts of this passionate researcher of history, history of maritime affairs and cultural heritage have been modified or at some extent allowed to new knowledge, the book also contains a list of archival material and literature used by the author, as well as an index of personal names. The book was released at the Antibarbarus Publishing House in Zagreb in 2018.

The center of Brguljan's interest is his birthplace Prčanj through topics of maritime and cultural heritage, especially the Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary with a series of discoveries about designer Macaruci and engineer Milan Karlovac.

Brguljan also deals with the artworks of sculptors Ivan Mestrovic and Toma Rosandic, paintings by Milo Milunovic in Paval Bilinic's workshop. Much of the author's research is devoted to local Boka Kotorska artists who lived and worked in the 19th and 20th centuries, including painters - mariner Bazi Ivankovic, poet and playwright Ida Verona, renowned comic strip artist Andrija Maurovic, painter Antun Sojat and poet Viktor Vida.

Those above and other contributions in the books of the Bokelj theme are valuable contributions to the knowledge of the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska ”- as has been pointed out in the announcement of the exhibition.

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