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Bireš Mihal (Serbia)

1912-1981

  He began to do painting in 1938. His paintings are an intimate confession presented through landscapes and people whose destiny he himself shared. His best works were the portraits of elderly men and women, neighbours and relatives. Loneliness and melancholy of old age prevail in these portraits, whereby each seems to produce evidence of something dignified and impassable. The composition and colouring are in accordance with the feelings. Due to psychological reasons, their tuning to a Minor emerges from the figures in black robes.  
         
         
  Bireš Mihal - Harvest  
Bireš Mihal - Portrait of an Old Man Bireš Mihal - Portrait of an Old Woman Bireš Mihal - Harvest Bireš Mihal - Thin Man Bireš Mihal - Chimney Sweeper
         
Portrait of an Old

Man, 1964, oil on canvas, 69x48cm

Portrait of an Old Woman, 1967,

oil on canvas,

50x35cm

Harvest, 1969,

oil on canvas,

40x65cm

Thin Man, 1972,

oil on canvas,

46x38cm

Chimney Sweeper,

1973, oil on canvas, 68x47cm

 
  Harvest, 1969, oil on canvas, 40x65cm      
         
         
 
 
 
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