Pinacotheca (Room No 1)
The museum area consists of the pinacotheca, ethnographic collection with the old kitchen and national costumes, the works of Friar Kačić and the sacral collection. The ethnographic area and the area dedicated to Friar Kačić contain a gallery with paintings by the famous artist Mladen Veža.
The Pinacotheca displays paintings mainly by unknown authors. To the left we see the painting depicting the Last Supper which was here also at the times when the Franciscans used to dine here. This painting is the work of an artist from the Venetian school of art dating from around 1730. In addition to its artistic value the painting is significant as it is the first painting testifying to the autochthonous Croatian breed of Dalmatian dogs. Both the French and the English vied over the origin of this breed, but experts finally concluded that the Dalmatian is a breed that originated in these Dalmatian areas.
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