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Landscapes by Petar Dobrović

Programme | 27.12.2012
Landscapes by Petar Dobrović 

Gallery of Petar Dobrović, 36/IV Kralja Petra St.
December 27, 2012 - December 7, 2014.

Concept and curation: Žana Gvozdenović, Museum Adviser

We continue the presentation of the various thematic currents within Dobrović’s painting with the exhibition of his landscape paintings which are classified into three periods, each distinctive for its approach to the landscape. Dobrović was passionate about nature, which was in keeping with his tumultuous sense of the world around him. For Dobrović, the harmony of shapes and colours in nature served only as an incentive to bring forth his emotions. Dobrović’s early landscapes: already in his early years the landscape emerges as a topic in its own right, and therefore he makes use of it when working on his paintings with mythological, religious, and historical subject. Dobrović’s “luminous” landscapes (1927): he discovered the colour only during his journey through Dalmatia, while the real turn happened at the Cote d’Azure, in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Dobrović’s cloisoné landscapes (1928): a new painterly discovery in landscape―pure colour and a heavy, black outline which has the purpose of capturing and taming the colour. Dobrović’s coloristic landscapes (1930): the painting conceived as a “coloristic outburst”. Painting becomes a manifesto of hedonistic attitude. Dobrović’s landscapes of a “resigned Impressionism” (1940): Dobrović’s soaring ego recedes, hedonism is no longer a prominent feature, and the emphatic take on the interrelation between an outer visual incentive and the artist’s inner state gradually assuages.

The exhibition present thirty (30) landscapes by Petar Dobrović selected from all phases of the development of his style.

Gallery curator: Žana Gvozdenović

Curator guiding for groups is available and requires making reservation in advance through phone: +381 11 2622 163, or e-mail:

Landscapes by Petar Dobrović
Landscapes by Petar Dobrović
Landscapes by Petar Dobrović
Landscapes by Petar Dobrović