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"Island" by Stipe Nobilo

As in Françoise Sagan’s novels, there is but a single season in Stipe Nobilo’s paintings: summer. Everything is subject to it. All of the remaining times of the year are only present in their summer guises and only through that which can, and indeed must, satisfy to the greatest extent Nobilo’s degree of excitement for all of those things that the sun creates with its world. At its centre from Vela Glavica, he looks out through his skylight and, through colour, he copiously drinks up all of those simultaneous flares, that ceaseless dream of a never-ending summer’s day. There is no night in Nobilo’s paintings, nor shade, nor people. All we see are the traces of their work, signs of their presence which has given way under the orgy of an archaic deity who, in its holy frenzy, asks for everything in return as a gift; every word, every thought, every colour in its highest tone, cleaning absolutely everything that can disrupt it from the ceaselessness of its activities.

this is how art historian and a writer, Luko Paljetak, celebrates the first day of summer for

the exhibition of paintings by Stipe Nobilo, opening on April 21, in LUNA+SOL gallery of Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. 

Feel free to visit the gallery and celebrate the first day of summer! 

About the artist: 
Stipe Nobilo was born on 23rd September 1945 in Lumbarda on the island of Korčula. He studied in the art department of Split’s College of Education under the tutelage of Professor Ante Kaštelančić. In 1971 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of Professor Šime Perić. 
Thus far, Nobilo has had over sixty individual exhibitions in both Croatia and abroad and has participated in numerous prestigious collective exhibitions. His works can be found in many galleries and private collections around the world.
He lives and works in Lumbarda on the island of Korčula.

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