Juraj Julije Klović

1498-1578

Among the first Croatian and European artists to put the name “Croata” beside his latinized name, which was Georgius Julius. He was one of the greatest European miniaturists from the 16th century and the period of mannerism.

With elongated figures, mysterious atmospheres of landscape, in pale green, bluish or violet tones and decorative splendour he painted the pages of his masterpiece Officium Virginis - 28 miniatures depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments.