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'Stari Most' - Mostar Bridge, Bosnia-Herzegovina by F.A. Moore

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Oil on 12 × 9 in canvas board
by F.A. Moore
Begun February 27, 2013; set aside; finished April 30, 2014.

Abstract-impressionist painting depicts ‘Stari Most’, the beautiful ‘Old Bridge’ in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the Neretva River.

The Old Bridge, built by 16th century Ottomans, was among the many casualties of the bombings, in the late 20th century’s Bosnian War. With international funding, it has since been rebuilt, dedicated in July 2004. The original design was by Hajrudin, a student of Mimar Sinan, the most esteemed architect of the Ottoman empire.

2014-05-02 in Southern United States Artists


  • F.A. Moore
  • billyboy
    billyboy8 months ago

    What a wonderful tribute to an amazing place with such an enormous history and dynamic Frannie !
    So much going on in your frame… I’m drawn in through the bridge and into the populated hills, so much to discover along the way.
    Fantastic work !!

  • Awesome, Billy! Yes, I think it must be a busy place, once again, today. Mostar has an incredible history. Great to see you; and I love that you are first to arrive! Thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloake8 months ago

    Frannie, you are on a great creative mood!
    This is another gorgeous painting. I really love the mixture of abstract background with the bridge.
    It is gorgeous I also love the history of the place.

  • I am so happy with your appraisal of this painting. I have to admit that I am getting a charge from the coffee brown, naive drawing against such brilliant color. Thank you so much, Beatrice!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Slade8 months ago

    Frannie an exciting odyssey and a masterclass art work. Truly beautiful style and story.

  • Anthea, I am thrilled with your comment. Thank you. Indeed this area has a rich history, ever changing, yet many things the same.

    – F.A. Moore

  • linaji
    linaji8 months ago

    OH WOW! I love the Depth you added, it’s quite beautiful and full of neat abstract qualties… now that I see it up close I m so happy it will be part of our group!

  • Hey, Lina! I’m happy too. Thanks for accepting it into your new All Abstract Art group. The abstract underlying the work was created with this ultimate painting in mind. That’s why it works so well, I believe. There was a long time between start and finish, but all is well that ends well. Thank you again.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...8 months ago

    Very interesting combination of abstract with figurative.
    Great work!

  • Delighted that you think so, Mada. Thanks so much!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Shulie1
    Shulie18 months ago

    Lovely image, Frannie

  • Thanks, Shulie! Happy to hear from you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruiz8 months ago

    what a great composition!

  • Thanks, Helene! It started life like this:

    – F.A. Moore

  • Richard George
    Richard George8 months ago

    I can feel the bustle, yet peacefulness…a strong and vibrant piece imo…

  • I really appreciate your feedback on this one, Rick. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Jerry Kirk
    Jerry Kirk8 months ago

    Most Excellent, Frannie!

  • Thank you for saying so, Jerry! ;)

    – F.A. Moore

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