Artmark’s European Art, Prints and Multiples events offer the very best examples of works from schools and movements ranging from Orientalism to Barbizon, and from Academic to Contemporary. Our team will source the finest examples from Bulgaria, Eastern or Western Europe to prepare highly curated auctions.
Our department covers all aspects of the historical and documentary collecting fields and includes a vast array of items, with a focus on the Bulgarian royalty related collectibles, like signed photographs or royal wedding memorabilia, but also jewelry, letters, documents and decrees, swords and militaria, maps and flags, as well as other historical artifacts from the Bulgarian monarchy period (1887-1946).
For collectors of decorative art and jewelry, Artmark offers for sale a large array of art pieces, European and Oriental china collections, silverware, or valuable items made of glass, manually woven carpets, ornamental statuettes, small-size fine furniture, as well as vintage or contemporary design jewelry.
From the beginning of the 19th century, Croatian Art and Culture flourished as it gave us the first local artists (e.g., Vjekoslav Karas) that paved the way for the emerging artists that are now considered Croatian Classics. The second half of the 1800s introduced figures like Mato Celestin Medović, Nikola Mašić, Menci Clement Crnčić and of course Vlaho Bukovac, just some of the most prominent artists who established the Croatian artistic traditions.
At the start of the 20th century, a new wave of artists came along, most of them trained in the German Academies of Art (München) and in Paris, and introduced modern concepts and artistic techniques, advancing Croatian Art in the spotlight of Central European Culture. Miroslav Kraljević and Josip Račić (considered the first two modern Croatian painters), Vladimir Becić, Ljubo Babić , Jerolim Miše are just a few names that are now representative for the new art of the XX Century.
The Interwar period will bring forth some of the most applauded Croatian artistic groups or movements: The Prague Four (Vilko Gecan, Milivoj Uzelac, Marijan Trepše and Vladimir Varlaj), the avantgarde visions of the Zenit magazine, the Zemlja Group (Krsto Hegedušić), the birth of the Naive movement around Hlebine and of course the body of work of Ivan Meštrović, undoubtedly the most famous Croatian artist to date.
With the end of the Second World War and the stability that came in the following decades, revolutionary changes shook the art world. Abstract Expressionism and the new Avantgarde movements in the 50’ and 60’ resonated with the Croatian art scene so we had the experimental groups such as EXAT 51 (Picelj, Richter) or the Gorgona collective (Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Marijan Jevšovar, Đuro Seder, Ivan Kožarić) to move Croatian Art in the Postmodern world. The Nove tendencije exhibitions (1961-1973) encapsulated all these new changes in the Croatian art scene and paved the way for new generations of contemporary artists and the connection with the whole art world.
Artmark Croatia European Art, Prints and Multiples department presents the most important and attractive art movements that transcend the national borders of any given country. From Flemish Old Masters to Eastern European Avant-Garde Movements, with the addition of the immensely recognisable names of Modern Art or Surrealism, we curate the most up to date selections of European art.
With such an important history in Central Europe, but also being part of the western Balkan environment, Croatia has one of the richest heritages to offer to collectors and history enthusiasts. From royal times to the 20th Century union in Yugoslavia, we present selections of bits of histories of men of state, historical figures or Royal nobility.