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Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic

Programme | 27.02.2015



VELJKO STANOJEVIĆ – A Modernist and a Classic

Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković (2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića street)
February 27 - April 6, 2015 - opening of the exhibition at 7p.m. 

The author of the exhibition is a curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Mišela Blanuša М. А.

Veljko Stanojević, a protagonist of Serbian modern painting between the two world wars and a modernist of classical formation, was an artist of clear artistic profile and in accordance with the art principles that dominated the European art of the first half of the 20th century. His modernism of the neorealist form occupies a prominent place in the Serbian history of modern art, especially the phase of his formative period during the 1920s and the 1930s, when he took more active part in the European art scene. Regardless of his beginner’s attempts to find himself through the Impressionist expression, the basic thread that ran through Stanojević's painting was a realistic component that represented distinctiveness and a signifying characteristic of his visual expression. He reached the zenith of his artistic career with a “clean“ style of modernist classical formation, and concluded it with a phase of “curly“ painting with strong coloring. The expressiveness of artistic messages in his works was reflected in the substantial underlying concept of classical profane and sacral subjects, as well as in the stylistic constant of realism. A realist of emotional views according to orientation, an intimist according to perception and the sense of reality, a chronicler of modern civic and an interpreter of traditional, historical and sacral themes, Veljko Stanojević will be remembered as an artist who was at the same time one of the most important protagonists of civil modernism, but also a “classic“, a keeper of the painting tradition in an era of contemporary artistic tendencies. With his European reputation, his original and carefully built visual expression, Stanojević has built himself into the foundations of modern Serbian painting by giving a significant contribution in constituting the painting era between the two world wars, which places him with the eminent group of artists that brought the Serbian interwar art closer to European standards.

The retrospective exhibition of Veljko Stanojević will present around 50 works of art from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum, the Belgrade City Museum, the Historical Museum of Serbia, as well as from private collections.

Veljko Stanojević (1892–1967) graduated from the Arts and Crafts School in Belgrade in 1914 in the class of professors Ljubomir Ivanović and Marko Murat. He took part in the First World War as a war painter and volunteer. After the war he returned to painting and went to Paris in late 1919 where he attended the Acadẻmie de La Grande Chaumiẻre (1920-1922). At the beginning of the fourth decade he came to Belgrade where, besides painting, he started doing pedagogical work. One of the founders of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia, the Oblik group, the Association of War Painters, as well as the Zagreb Spring Salon. From 1919 he participated in the majority of group exhibitions in Belgrade and abroad. In Paris he exhibited at the Autumn and Spring Salon, at the Salon des Independants, as well as with the L’Art en France group. With Yugoslav artists he was presented in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Worcester, Buffalo, London, Barcelona, Rome, Thessaloniki, Sofia and Prague. He exhibited independently in Belgrade in 1922, 1925, 1929, 1957, 1967.

His works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum, the Belgrade City Museum, the Historical Museum of Serbia and the Military Museum in Belgrade, as well as in other public and private art collections in Serbia, Croatia, Vatican, Switzerland, America and other countries throughout the world.

The exhibition in the Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković will last until April 6th 2015, every day from 10a.m. to 6p.m., except on Tuesdays. The location of the Legacy Čolaković http://www.planplus.rs/objekti/2090/legat-milice-zoric-i-rodoljuba-colakovica


Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic
Veljko Stanojević – A Modernist and a Classic