Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Romolo Venucci collection

The systematic gathering of Venucci’s works in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka began in 1971, after the successful organization of the exhibition “Rijeka’s Old Town in the Eyes of Painters,” when the artist donated three of his works to the Museum. The collection was enlarged in the following years by a purchase, although most of the works made their way to the collection thanks to a donation from Venucci’s widow Margareta in 1981. Today the Collection encompasses a total of 80 works. These are paintings rendered in techniques such as oil on canvas, water colour, drawing and pastel, which primarily, in line with the Museum’s mission, document and illustrate the city’s former appearance through the thematic units The Old Town, Ships in the Harbour and Sycamores. The Romolo Venucci Collection also contains the sculptures Forza della volontà and Masque, and one of his rare preserved sketches for a fresco: the water-colour Allegory of Rijeka’s Annexation to Italy.

Taking advantage of the contemporary medium of the virtual exhibition, we present the works of Romolo Venucci from the collection of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka.