Zoran Music (Bukovica, Slovenia, 1909 – Venice, 2005)
Zoran Music is a Slovenian artist from the new school of Paris, close to non-figuration, who began drawing and painting in the mid-30s. Zoran Music made his first engravings, dry points and etchings after the Second World War. In the period following the end of the war, his work was heavily marked by his stay in Dachau, that would later inspire the series “We are not the last”. Recurrent themes of Zoran Music’s work are landscapes of Dalmatia and Istria and the Adriatic coast, which remind him his childhood. The forest of Fontainebleau and the Dolomites were also important subjects of the artist’s work. In 1956, Zoran Music received the grand prize of engraving at the Venice Biennale. In 1972, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris dedicated him its first retrospective of a still alive painter. In 1995, François Mitterrand – friend of Zoran Music – and the President of Slovenia Milan Kucan inaugurated joinly a large exhibition dedicated to Zoran Music, at the Grand Palais in Paris.