The altarpiece of the Madonna with Child and Saints Catherine, Magdalene, Peter, Dominic and Andrew was painted for the main altar of the Dominican church of St. Mary in Bol on the island of Brač. It was painted by the workshop of the great cinquecento master Jacopo Tintoretto. The altarpiece was restored in 2003 at the Croatian Conservation Institute, due to the fact that the painting was damaged, the multiple “improvements” during the 19th and the 20th century rendered the original painter’s expression illegible, and layers of dirt had accumulated.

Polyptych of Girolamo da Santa Croce in Vis


The Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vis on the island of Vis keeps fragments of a polyptych that once adorned the main altar of the church. Its author is the Renaissance painter Girolamo da Santa Croce. Surviving panels of the polyptych, a large central composition depicting the Sacred Conversation being among them, along with the parts of wooden polyptych architecture were restored in the Croatian Conservation Institute in 2001 and 2002.

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