Oton Župančič (1878–1949) was a dramatist, essayist and translator, yet his main vocation, as reflected by his personality traits and body of work, was that of a poet. A less known fact about his creative expression is that he often exchanged the medium of the written word for drawing. This exhibition presents 158 artworks from seven sketchbooks and folders with individual drawings. Due to their bound form, the sketchbook drawings can only be exhibited as reproductions, while the drawings preserved on individual sheets can be viewed in their original form, including most of the drawings that the City Museum of Ljubljana received from the poet’s heirs as part of Župančič’s Memorial Collection. The National and University Library also houses a few drawings that mostly accompany his writings.
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Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00–18:00 Mar 30 2023 - Sep 30 2023
City Museum of Ljubljana