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On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 21, The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries

Torso of Banovic Strahinja

Figure
1908 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This marble torso was made by Ivan Meštrovic in Serbia in about 1908. It represents a mythical Serbian hero renowned for his beauty, Banovic Strahinja. Meštrovic trained in Vienna then moved to Paris where he met Rodin. The influence of Rodin can be seen in this naturalistic but fragmented figure. The sculpture was donated by the Serbian Government following an exhibition of Meštrovic's work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1915.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved marble
Brief Description
Torso of Banovic Strahinja by Ivan Meštrovic. Marble, 1908, Serbia
Physical Description
Over life size torso of a man. There is no head, the arms stop just below the shoulders and the top of the legs disappear into a square integral base.
Gallery Label
Banovic Strahinja was a mythical Serbian hero renowned for his beauty. Meštrovic trained in Vienna then moved to Paris where he met Rodin; the influence of Rodin can be seen in this naturalistic but fragmented figure. The sculpture was donated by the Serbian Government following an exhibition of Meštrovic's work at the V&A in 1915.(June 2007)
Credit line
Given by the Serbian Government
Summary
This marble torso was made by Ivan Meštrovic in Serbia in about 1908. It represents a mythical Serbian hero renowned for his beauty, Banovic Strahinja. Meštrovic trained in Vienna then moved to Paris where he met Rodin. The influence of Rodin can be seen in this naturalistic but fragmented figure. The sculpture was donated by the Serbian Government following an exhibition of Meštrovic's work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1915.
Collection
Accession Number
A.92-1915

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record createdJuly 16, 2007
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