petar_mali.jpgПетар Бабић

Реч аутора

Сва моја захвалност Творцу који ми даде снаге да величам Његово Стварање, и што ме створи у овoм свету да могу да Га поздравим на овај начин.

Хвала господи која се трудише да ме упознају са светом. Хвала и кући која то омогући.

Resisting urbanism

ljubinka_savcic.jpgAs a response to the pressures of the snare-city walls, the colorful landscape of Serbia is found on my paintings. The forests of Rajac, the sites surrounding Morava, the pines of Zlatibor, without people and timeless, are constant motives.

I call you to get to know nature the way I see it through the veil of lyrical handwriting.


National Museum, Belgrade, 1994.

Miodrag Mica Popovic was born in Loznica on June 12th, 1923. His first exhibition was in 1940, as part of the 13th Autumn Exhibtion of Belgrade Artists, in the "Cvijeta Zuzoric" gallery. At that time, he was a seventh grade student at an all-boys high school. He enrolled at the Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1946 (in the class of prof. Ivan Tabakovic). In the spring of 1947, together with Vera Bozickovic, Kosom Boksan, Ljubinka Jovanovic, Milorad Bata Mihailovic, Petar Omcikus, and Mile Andrejevic, he organized an artists' communal living experiment in Zadar, because of which he was expelled from the Academy.

milic.jpgMilic od Macve / Милић од Мачве

(pr. MEE-lich, MAH-chvah), born Milic Stankovic in 1934, in Belotic, Serbia. Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 1959. Study tours in Paris, 1965 and Rome, 1975. Lived and worked in Belgrade and Brussels, and in his retreat on Mt. Zlatibor. He died in December 2000.

Boza IlicBiografija

Boza Ilic pripada istaknutim jugoslovenskim slikarima druge polovine XX veka. Akademiju likovnih umetnosti zavrsio je u klasi velikog slikara i pedagoga Mila Milunovica. Njegovo ime je vezano za posleratno srpsko slikarstvo, kada mu oko 1947. likovni kriticari i teoreticari toga vremena samovoljno dodeljuju idejno-politicke kvalitete i proglasavaju ga vodecim predstavnikom socijalistickog realizma. Obzirom da je jos u detinjstvu u potpunosti izgubio sluh, nije imao mogucnosti (a ni interesovanja ) za ucesce u politickim diskusijama ili bilo kakvim raspravama, pa bi se moglo reci, da on nije razumeo ni to svoje mesto ni tezinu uloge koja mu je bila dodeljena.

Alex Dzigurski February 1, 1911 - November 21, 1995

By Milana Karlo Bizic

One of America's greatest artists of Serbian extraction, Alexander Dzigurski, recently passed away in San Francisco, near his beloved Pacific Ocean. Dzigurski was an internationally known artist, famous for his unique and colorful seascapes. He was blessed with a prolific talent for capturing the action and color of the sea on canvas. One of his larger canvases (36"x48"), called "From Sea to shining Sea," hangs in the Franklin Mint Museum. It was painted in 1976, in honor of the nations Bicentennial, when the Franklin Mint Gallery of American Art commissioned him "as America's finest painter of the sea" to paint his expression of the sea that bounds the beauty of this noble land.

martin-jonas-icon1924 (-1996) Born in Kovacica, Serbia. Self-taught artist who started painting as a child and in 1944 began his artistic career as a painter, a theater set decorator, and a writer for the pin-up newspaper “Bojovnik;”. During World War II, joined the partisans. In 1951 jointed the Kovacica “school” of naïve art; co-founder of the arts and ethnic section of the Cultural and Educational Society of Pokrok, Serbia, In 1955 participated in establishing of a farmer-painter gallery in Kovacica, Serbia/p>


slobodan-zivanovic-iconHe was born in 1943 in Gornji Račnik near to Jagodina. His paintings are reminiscences of his childhood. Painting pastorals with bucolic landscapes, he creates his own world. His expressive sensibility and lyricism are reflected in form, especially in the definition of vegetation where the real, recognizable forms of nature are strangely transformed into filigree. His evergreen inspiration is nature, female beauty, and folk beliefs. His paintings are full with colours and warm in impression. Famous not only in Serbia but throughout the World as well.

dragica-gajic-iconDragica Gajic, a naive painter, was born in a small vilage of Sekuric in Serbia. Since 1973 she has participated in almost every Salon and Biennial held by the Museum of Naïve Art in Jagodina, Serbia.

dobrosav milojevicDobrosav Milojević was born in Donje Stiplje near Jagodina in 1948. He is well-known living Serbian artist among the Naive painters.

mile-davidovic-iconMile Davidovic, citizen of the world, born on November 18th in the sign of the zodiac as a double Scorpio in the area of former Yugoslavia in the nearby vicinity of the village Hlebine, world known for the School of naive painting (Generalic, Lackovic, Kovacic, Vecenaj…). After Podravska Slatina he lived in Mostar, Bijeljina (where he finished Elementary school, High School and Musical School). He has lived in Belgrade since 1977 where he finished Advanced Business School. In his youth he was engaged in sports, folklore and modern dance and afterwards he worked as Head of the Marketing Sector in Film News, cameraman on Television SOS, reporter for the magazine Satelit TV in Athens, Greece where he lived for six years. He is the author of the first videocassette about computers in former Yugoslavia and book about life abroad. His love for art he discovered during studies of Economy and decided to start painting. His paintings have been exhibited in around 400 exhibitions in nearly 50 countries on all the five continents and can be found in many Yugoslav and foreign galleries as well as private collections. On the international exhibitions of naive art he has been awarded many recognitions and prizes. He has always given his paintings and financial means for humanitarian actions. Since March 2002 he is a member of the International Association of Naive Art seated in Paris mainly thanks to Mrs Martine Clouet who knew how to notice his extraordinary talent. Since that day the whole world is his. Since October 2005 he is a president of the Naive art association seated in Belgrade.



Although the birth of modern art did not cause the creation of Naive art, it contributed with its anti-academism to the recognition and acceptance of that art. However, in Serbia as well, this art was accompanied by many questions and dilemmas from the very beginning: from disagreement about its terminological determination (original, folk, primitive, self-taught, rurally amateurish, naive...) to its essential definition. All of that could be discussed, but the freshness and originality of Naive art can not be disputed whatsoever. It has its aesthetic existence and spiritual role.

Naive artists


Pavle AksentijevicDragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic was born in Belgrade in 1942. He graduated and acquired a Master's Degree from the University of Belgrade Academy of Sciences and Arts. His art is devoted exclusively to the icon-painting style inspired by the old Byzantine and Serb fresco-painting.

Mokranjac potpis

Born on January 9, 1856, Stevan Mokranjac was a music teacher at the First Belgrade Gimnasium and the Theological College, a collector of secular and sacred folk songs, and a writer of the first studies on these songs starting the musicology in Serbia. He was also one of the founders of the first string quartet of Serbia, Union of Signing Societies, as well as the director of the first Serbian School of Music. Finally, he was an outstanding choir master and a wonderful composer.

Gilding, trough the past and in present time

guilding.jpg jelena_milutinovic.jpgGilding is a handicraft of decorating art and architectural works with thin metal leafs, usually golden and silver. Metal leafs are being fixed to the template with special adhesion substance and often protected by fixatives. The final phase is PATINA - infliction of paint to the gilded surface and then its fractional divestment. The aim of this finish is to discover profoundness of the details.


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