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Glavurtić Miloš


 Born in 1959 in Maslinica on the Croatian island of Solta and now living in Switzerland, artist Milos Glavurtic describes himself not only as an artist, but also as an art lover, exhibition organiser and underwater fisherman. Glavurtic, who originally began his career as an electrical engineer, will be at the 9th Swiss Triennial of Sculpture with his work "Yellow Submarine". The work is inspired by the Beatles song of the same name written by Paul McCartney in 1966.

While the colourful sculpture in the form of a floating submarine attracts the surprised glances of young and old alike and is likely to raise a smile from visitors every now and then, it also has an extremely serious theme: it is based on John Lennon's famous motto "Give peace a chance!” In the last 100 years, more than 100 million people have lost their lives in military and political conflicts in Europe alone, while at the same time great military victories have been celebrated and war heroes glorified. In 1970, German Chancellor Willy Brandt set a great example by kneeling in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes on the occasion of the signing of the Warsaw Treaty.  The powerful politician's humble plea for forgiveness seemed to be a glimmer of hope that the wish for peaceful coexistence expressed by musician and peace activist John Lennon might one day be fulfilled. Glavurtic's "Yellow Submarine" may remind us that peace in Europe and around the world today is much further away than most of us would like it to be. 


«Being natural, moderate and calm is the greatest art of living.»

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