The Chapel at Stogić

The chapel at the Vareš cemetery Stogić, which in the 20th century, was designed by renowned Slovenian architect Joža Plečnik, is his only work in BiH and has long been not used in burial but only for Mass at the festivities of All Saints. It seems that the chapel itself in Vareš, writes Fr. Vitomir Slugić, is the work of Ivan Meštrović because, without a serious reference, Professor Plečnik would not have to build a tower. Writing in one place about Plečnik and Bosnia, Ivan Lovrenović also mentions the chapel in the Vareš cemetery, and says that “Ivan Meštrović” has been drawn by “unverified legends”, and the tower on it “small as a toy” is attributed to Plečnik. It almost sounds incredible that the authors of the small and cemetery chapels, somewhere in the hills of Bosnia and nowhere else in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are two great geniuses. One of them is the greatest Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović (1883-1962), and the second largest Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, both of them and the giants of the world’s reputation.