You probably know by now that Pučišća are worldly known for its bright white stone which contributed to the beauty of many monuments and buildings around the world (how about that Parliament in Budapest?).
But have you ever explored the artistry of Pučišća’s masters of stone, right here, in the heart of it all? Today, we’d like to take you on a sightseeing trip around Hacienda Kridanesa, an open-air gallery of interesting and unique stone pieces, made by Neven Drpić.
For more than three decades, Neven has been shaping stone into tiny works of art, either souvenirs or intricate decoration.
“For many years, I produced souvenirs, and lately, I have been turning more and more towards the art and stone processing for assembly, as well as assembly itself.“Neven Drpić, obrt Mozaik
Some of the created items (and there are more than 2000 in total!) are on display at Neven’s hacienda Kridanesa, located just 50 meters below the roundabout (fourth exist if you’re coming from the direction of Supetar), towards Tolia.
For the past few years, Neven has been adding approximately 5 new art pieces each year, to his gallery, and they are not lacking in creativity. Could you imagine having a hat like this at home?!
You’d be advised to wear it at your own risk, but it would definitely be a great conversation starter, wouldn’t it? (:
We wouldn’t want to spoil the sightseeing for you, so we’ll just post a few more pictures to tickle your imagination, and if you’d like to see these (and many more!) interesting pieces for yourself or maybe order some, feel free to contact Neven and arrange a visit.
P.S. Scroll to the end to see our favorite piece ❤
And this one really caught our attention: a game of Ludo, or as we call it here in Croatia – čovječe, ne ljuti se (man, don’t get mad). How amazing is this?! Four different types of Brač stone, used as game pieces, on a game board in shape of island Brač. We love it, and can’t wait to see what else Neven will come up with! How about you?