Thomas Resetarits

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Thomas Resetarits
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Resetarits unveiling his Burgenlandkroaten, 2003
Born
Tome Rešetarić

(1939-11-25)25 November 1939
Died18 May 2022(2022-05-18) (aged 82)
, Burgenland, Austria
OccupationSculptor

Thomas Resetarits (born Tome Rešetarić, 25 November 1939 – 18 May 2022) was an Austrian sculptor, who created art in public spaces, especially in and around churches, including the Eisenstadt Cathedral.

Life

Stations of the Cross, Donnerskirchen

Tome Rešetarić[1] was born in Stinatz,[2] Austria, the son of Franjo and Justina Tome Rešetarić,[3] who belonged to the Croatian minority in Burgenland. He began carving wood sculptures as a school pupil.[1][3] He trained to be a stone mason in Graz from 1955, completing his training in 1957.[1] He worked in Vienna and later for a stone industry firm in Salzburg. In 1964, he passed the master's examination in Vienna.[4] He studied from 1965 at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.[4]

Resetarits married elementary school teacher Herta Flasch in 1966 and began working as a freelance sculptor.[4] He travelled to Rome, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, Mexico, the U.S., India, New Guinea, South America, South Africa, and China to gain inspiration for his work.[1] He became a member of the association Friedhof und Denkmal (cemetery and monument) in Kassel.[5]

Resetarits worked mostly in stone, wood, and bronze.[2] From 1970, he received many commissions from the Diocese of Eisenstadt to design altars, altar areas, and Stations of the Cross.[2] From 1974 to 1976, he also worked as an instructor in a prison in Eisenstadt.[2] He created Kontakt, a tall bronze sculpture, for a panoramic rest area near Bernstein on the Burgenland Straße [de] (B 50) in 1987. In addition, he designed stained glass windows from 1990, received commissions for public spaces, and worked as a book illustrator.[1]

Resetarits lived and worked in Wörterberg, Burgenland.[2] He died at the age of 82 after a prolonged illness.[2][6][7][8]

Works in public space

Gallery

  • Kontakt at Bernstein panoramic rest area, B 50

    Kontakt at Bernstein panoramic rest area, B 50

  • Stations of the Cross, Kegalberg in Rohrbach bei Mattersburg

    Stations of the Cross, Kegalberg in Rohrbach bei Mattersburg

  • Altar and Stations of the Cross in Sulz

    Altar and Stations of the Cross in Sulz

  • Stone relief for "Burgenlandkroaten" in Kaisersteinbruch

    Stone relief for "Burgenlandkroaten" in Kaisersteinbruch

Exhibitions

  • 2001: Solo exhibition, Kulturzentrum Oberschützen[5]
  • 2004: Kunstachse Oberschützen, Burgenland[12]
  • 2010: Landesgalerie Burgenland[13][14]

Book illustrations

  • 1983: Weihnachten ist jeden Tag, Dr. J. Frank, Morsak Verlag, ISBN 978-3-87553-213-5
  • 1990: Du bleibst bei uns. Ein Kreuzweg, Josef Dirnbeck [de], ISBN 978-3-7022-1743-3
  • 2003: Die Sandalen des Moses, Alfons Jestl, publication PNº1 (Bibliothek der Provinz Weitra), ISBN 3-85252-551-9[4]
  • 2007: Die Fee im Kirschbaum (drawings), Alfons Jestl, publication PNº1 (Bibliothek der Provinz Weitra), ISBN 978-3-85252-746-8[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Abschied von einem der Großen in Burgenlands künstlerischer Landschaft". Diocese of Eisenstadt (in German). 18 May 2022. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Bildhauer Thomas Resetarits gestorben". ORF (in German). 18 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Bernet, Claus (24 April 2021). "Thomas Resenarits: Bronzetür am Dom zu Eisenstadt (1985)". himmlischesjerusalem.de (in German). Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Thomas Resetarits". bibliothekderprovinz.at (in German). Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Facetten – Ausstellung von Thomas Resetarits". kulturgericht.at (in German). 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Burgenländischer Bildhauer Thomas Resetarits 82-jährig gestorben". Burgenländische Volkszeitung [de] (in German). 18 May 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Thomas Resetarits – ein großer Künstler ist nicht mehr" (in German). Stegersbach parish. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  8. ^ Wurglits, Martin (19 May 2022). "Wörterberger Bildhauer Thomas Resetarits verstorben". meinbezirk.at (in German). Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Bad Tatzmannsdorf". Bad Tatzmannsdorf parish (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Donnerskirchen / Historik, Golf und mehr". neusiedlersee-leithagebirge.at (in German). Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  11. ^ Helmuth Furch (21 August 2011). Facetten – Ausstellung von Thomas Resetarits. Historisches Lexikon Kaisersteinbruch 2004 (in German).
  12. ^ "Archiv". talos-kedl.at (in German). Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Ausstellungsarchiv / Landesgalerie Burgenland". landesgalerie-burgenland.at (in German). 2022. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Skulpturen und Bilder von Thomas Resetarits & Florian Lang" (PDF). oe-journal.at (in German). November 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2022.

Further reading

  • Agnezia-Maria Tincul: Burgenländische Bildhauer am Beispiel Wander Bertoni [de], Rudolf Kedl [de], Peter Paszkiewicz [de] and Thomas Resetarits. (in German) Pädagogische Akademie of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau, June 1998.
  • Franjo Maletić: Tko je tko u Hrvatskoj. (in Croatian) Golden Marketing, 1993, ISBN 978-9-53616800-2, p. 631.
  • Burgenländische Landesregierung – Abt. 7/Landesmuseum (ed.): Schnittpunkt Burgenland. Wege der Kunst ins 21. Jahrhundert, WAB vol. 145, Eisenstadt 2012, p. 200.

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