Builders, sculptors, painters of the past and present – 15th Museum Night at the New Cemetery in Belgrade

For the sixth time in a row, the New Cemetery in Belgrade opened its gates for the visitors in the course of the 15th Museums night, held on May 19, 2018, with the general theme “Victories and Victors”.
Under the light of the lanterns, the visitors were able  to see the final resting places of the builders, sculptors and painters of the past and present and hear the intriguing stories about one of the first Serbian photographers and personal friend of Petar II Petrović Njegoš, the Prince Bishop of Montenegro, painter and WWI volunteer nurse Nadežda Petrović, Krstić brothers – architects and builders of the St. Mark’s Church in Belgrade, Aleksandar Deroko – architect, painter, art historian and one of the 1300 corporals (1300 untrained officers that were sent as a reinforcement to the Serbian First Army at the Battle of Kolubara – WWI), architect Dimitrije Leko, Stavan Todorović – painter and of the founders of the “Falcon Movement”, Katarina Ivanović – first Serbian paintress and the first women member of the Serbian Learned Society Đorđe Andrejević Kun – painter and graphic artist –  author of the City of Belgrade Coat of Arms, Kosta Milićević – WWI painter, who retreated over Albanian mountains with the Serbian Army and refugees in WWI and who found his eternal piece with his war-time comrades at the Memorial Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders,  Pjer Križanić – caricaturist and initiator of the local political caricature, painters Paja Jovanović, Petar Lubarda, Milić of Mačva, Stojan Aralica, the first lady of „Mediala” artistic movement – Olja Ivanjicki, sculptors Vida Jocić and Olga Jevrić, Banislav Kojić – architect and designer of „Cvijeta Zuzorić art exhibition pavilion, in addition to the famous sculptors Sreten Stojanović and Đorđe Jovanović – author of the monuments to Josif Pančić and Vuk Karadžić in Belgrade, not to mention more than thirty sculptural works at the New Cemetery in Belgrade.
As a special treat, in the course of this year’s Museum Night at the New Cemetery, the visitors were able to enter into the crypt of the Memorial Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders (1914-1918) and hear interesting stories on its history, artistic, patriotic and emotional value, in addition to the people who contributed to in its construction.

 


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