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The Zograf ― Artists Society

Programme | 18.10.2013

“The Zograf”―Artists Society 

Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković, 2 Rodoljub Čolaković St.
October 18 - November 14, 2013.

The author of the exhibition: Žаnа Gvоzdеnоvić, adviser in the MoCAB
The project assistant: Аnа Bоlоvić, curator, Gornji Milanovac

“The Zograf” Group
The activities of “The Zograf” Society of Artists (Živоrаd Nаstаsiјеvić, Vаsа Pоmоrišаc, Iliја Kоlаrоvić (sculptor), Stаšа Bеlоžаnski (painter and stage designer), Rаdmilа Мilојkоvić, Svеtоlik Lukić, Јоsip Cаr and Zdrаvkо Sеkulić, as well as two architects, Brаnislаv Kојić and Bоgdаn Nеstоrоvić) made a lasting contribution to Serbian art, which heretofore did not receive due attention and went unacknowledged in the overviews of the development of Serbian modernism at the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth decade of the 20th c. With the establishment of painters associations in Serbia, which struggled to disseminate European ideas of pure visuality, mostly following the example set by the Parisian school, the artists gathered around “The Zograf” worked to build an authentic, national style, based on the Serbian art tradition, trying to infuse in the contemporary work of art its distinct visual values and spirituality, by drawing on the modernist pictural means of expression, but with historical and national motifs. The group was formed in 1927, and it regularly participated at national art shows until 1933, although it was officially disbanded only in 1940. The presentation of “The Zograf” exhibition at the Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region in Gornji Milanovac in 2011, and at the National Museum in Kraljevo in 2012, was undertaken in order to mark 80 years since the first collective exhibition of this Belgrade-based artists association, which had taken place in 1931 in Novi Sad and Osijek.

The exhibition is realised by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region in Gornji Milanovac, and National Museum in Belgrade, in collaboration with the Gallery of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad. It showcases 34 original artworks, whereas the broader activity of “The Zograf” Society’s member-artists, such as their stage and architectural designs, as specific forms of intertwining visual and applied arts, is displayed through educational panels. Apart from the analytical texts concerned with the group’s importance and activities, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition also delves with the al fresco painting done by “The Zograf” Society members, while the representative example of the stained glass, vitrail, is featured in a special projection.

The Zograf ― Artists Society
The Zograf ― Artists Society
The Zograf ― Artists Society