Marijana Vukorepa Tepšić


The decorator of exteriors and interiors with elements of the classical style was born in Split, Dalmatia. She has been involved in art since attending a secondary art school and has worked through international children’s and volunteer organizations. Some of her paintings focus on themes of classical and modern wall painting, and she usually creates artworks tailored to specific spaces. Additionally, she runs her own gallery, Galagalerija.com, with a focus on positive art.


” Murus palatii Diocletiani “

95 x 55, acrylic with texture and varnish, on canvas

The painting is an imagination of the interior of the intimate chambers of the greatest ruler of the world, the Roman Empire (Diocletian, AD 284-305). The Palace in Split, where Diocletian’s luxurious villa is located, is one of the best-preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world.


Magnolias on glass

90 x 60, acrylic with varnish, on canvas

The Magnolia, one of the oldest flowers on Earth, symbolizes stability and gracefulness amidst the changing seasons. Since ancient times, it has been regarded as a perfect representation of female beauty and gentleness. It also symbolizes strength and loyalty. The purple magnolia has been linked to nobility since ancient Rome and used in the enchantments of rulers, while the white magnolia is found in bridal bouquets, emphasizing innocence and purity. Men used to gift them to women, saying, “Their beauty reminds me of you.” Despite having a short lifespan, magnolias remain immortal in art, as the saying goes, “Beauty fades in life but is immortal in art.” (G. Ljeto)


Dalmatia

80 x 80, acrylic with texture and varnish, on canvas

The painting, “Dalmatia,” was created as a reminder of the historical period of the Dalmatia state, AD 454 – 480.

During that time, the small state of Dalmatia, with its capital city of Salona, existed as an independent state, situated right in the middle of the still united (western and eastern) most powerful world empire, the Roman Empire.

The painting “Dalmatia” was exhibited at the university exhibition in Split, during an international gathering of professors.


Power of Amethys

80 x 50, Acrylic on convas with varnish,


The painting is depicted in various shades of purple, the color of amethyst, which is the most popular crystal
today. It is attributed with magical properties, aiding our intuition and reconnecting us with ourselves, which
is why it’s also called the ‘Stone of Spirit.’ Amethyst reminds us: ” You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” (C. S. Lewis)
However, the greatest power of amethyst lies in bringing us back to love and romance, the highest
possible goal and dream.