Istrian Landscape, A Beautiful Heart of Croatia

Gina Sinozich2002

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, Australia

This painting depicts a map of Istria, Croatia, including its neigbouring towns, the coastline, boats and the border of Italy. It was painted by Gina Sinozich 45 years after she came to Australia on SS NEPTUNIA as a Croatian refugee. Istria was Gina's home town, and this map includes Istria's surrounding villages of Senovik, where she was born and Sinozici, where her husband's family lived.

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  • Title: Istrian Landscape, A Beautiful Heart of Croatia
  • Creator: Gina Sinozich
  • Date: 2002
  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Painting
  • Significance: 'Istrian Landscape, A Beautiful Heart of Croatia' represents the fondness and love many displaced migrants feel towards their birthplace and homeland after migrating to Australia after World War II. This painting represents the personal experience of the artist, Croatian refugee Gina Sinozich, who migrated to Australia in 1957.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Oil on wood
  • Dimensions: 477 x 626 x 45 mm, 1.58 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Gift from Gina Sinozich