Frano Kršinić, Tindir (1897 - 1982) MP

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Birthplace: Lumbarda, Korcula, Croatia
Death: Died in Zagreb, Croatia
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About Frano Kršinić, Tindir

http://www.krsinic.com/

http://www.krsinic.com/biografija.htm

Frano Kršinić se rodio u djedovoj kući u zaseoku Žabnjak u Lumbardi na otoku Korčuli 24. VII. 1897. Prvo je dijete Marije Dračevac (1882.–1917.) i Roka zvanog Franje Tindir (1872.–1938.).

Upoznaje 1932. Anđelu Jagodić, portretira je, te se njome ženi 1935. nakon rođenja kćeri Marije 1934.

O Kršiniću su kratke dokumentarne filmove snimili: Bogdan Žižić Jutro čistog tijela, 1969, Danijel Marušić 1977, Jakov Sedlar 1978. i Milka Ganza 1980.

Kršinić je izradio oko 500 različitih kipova, često se vraćajući istim temama i dorađujući stare oblike. Svoj izraz je našao 30tih u ženskim aktovima i kompozicijama intimne tematike, kloneći se socijalne ili epske retorike. Od početka zapažen od kritike, osiguran zaposlenjem, državnim narudžbama i dobrom prodajom, izgradio je svoj svijet oblika koji ga je učinio prepoznatljivim, postižući vrhunce klesanjem omiljenih tema u mramoru.

Izrađivao je spomenike bez potrebe za grandioznošću, napravivši do 2. svjetskog rata 9 javnih i 6 nadgrobnih spomenika, a nakon rata još 9 tražeći rješenja na tragu burdelovske monumentalnosti izgradnjom forme širokim plohama. Iako je portrete radio samo po narudžbi i nije volio ulaziti u karakterizaciju lica ekspresivnim naglašavanjem, napravio je skoro četrdeset portreta od kojih su najbolji Ante Starčević 1941. i Nikola Tesla 1955.

Iako nikada član SK, koristi poziciju profesora na ALU i voditelja majstorske radionice, uspješno prodajući svoje intimističke kipove za potrebe Titove diplomacije.

Skromnog općeg obrazovanja, bez intelektualističkih pretenzija i potreba za avangardnim eksperimentiranjem, oprezno je iskušavao promjene i stilizacije, uvijek ostajući vjeran figurativnom kiparstvu. Kršinićev doseg u kontekstu evropskog kiparstva je najveći u klesanim aktovima, gdje je izgradio tipičnu čistoću i mekoću dopadljivih lirskih oblika. Nekoliko Meditacija, Kupanja, Djevojčica te Majčina igra pripadaju najboljim djelima figuralike 20. stoljeća.

http://korcula.net/naselja/lumbarda/fkbeng.htm

FRANO KRŠINIĆ 1897–1982 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BIOGRAPHY FRANO KRSINIC, a renowned Croatian sculptor, was born in 1897 in Lumbarda on the island of Korcula into a family of labourers and stonecrafters. As a young man he himself was trained in the art of stonecrafting in the local school, but then proceeded to attend a sculpting school in Hoøice in the Czech Republic. He graduated there in 1916 and enrolled at the Art Academy in Prague. He studied in the classes of J.V.Myslbek and J.Stursa and graduated in 1920. The same year he returned to Croatia and began his career as a freelance sculptor. Since 1924 he lived permanently in Zagreb, having been offered lectureship at the Academy of Fine Arts. By the late twenties his individual expression is formed, away from the mainstreams of art–deco and the overwhelming influence of Mestrovic. It is in this period that his individual style and sculptural elegance took shape through a number of works defined by soft lines in closed forms such as Awakening, Diana, Young Woman Tending a Rose, Reading, After the Bath and others. In his middle years Kršiniæ is devoted to fine chiseling in marble mostly of female acts and motherly motifs: Meditation, Mother Feeding a Child and others. It is in this period that he created his most characteristic composition Mother's play, several variations of a daring composition of Fishermen, as well as a dozen large-size momuments placed in open spaces. In 1947 he was conferred the title of master sculptor and nominated as head of postgraduate sculptural workshop in the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1948 he was elected a member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. His teaching career lasted until 1967. In this long period he trained and coached a number of successful young sculptors from Croatia and abroad. In his last decades Krsinic modelled numerous variations of the motif of young girl as well as acts and sculpted them in small formats. Works such as Worry, Sunbathing, Resting represent perfection in the softness of sculpting in marble. In 1975 he retired from active career and on January 1st, 1982 he died in Zagreb.

The works of Frano Krsinic are exhibited in private collections and museums in London, Geneva, Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, New York, Washington, Addis Ababa, Kawasaki and elsewhere. Remaining ever faithful to the figurative expression of classic proportions Kršiniæ exerted a significant influence on his period. He created some of the anthological works of Croatian sculpture such as Mother's Play, Meditation and After the Bath. Excelling in the beauty of lines, softness of volume and integrity of composition these works belong to the very apex of European figurative sculpture of the 20th century.

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Frano Kršinić, Tindir's Timeline

1897
July 24, 1897
Lumbarda, Korcula, Croatia
1982
January 1, 1982
Age 84
Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia