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Dinić Milanka

     
     

Dinić Milanka (Serbia)

1923-2016

     
  Dinić Milanka - The Well of Wisdom  
 
  She was born in Kolari near Jagodina (Serbia) in 1938. She began doing painting in 1971. As a believer from her early days, she was bought up in patriarchal spirit, always aspiring towards the ideal order of things and virtues. She tirelessly incorporated all her revelations and apocalypses into her unique creations in canvas. Animating her deepest thoughts and dreams, she liberated herself from dark contemplations and pressures which came from the outer world. The world within was her only one. Evasion of forms and colours shows the creativeness of her intellect and intensity of her pictorial expression. She is inspired by folk tales and legends, hence the presence of dragons, emperor’s castles, and phantasmagorical rituals from beyond. Human figures and imaginary hybrid creatures are walking along fictitious gardens of paradise. Her colouring is intensive and raw. Ornamental and decorative treatment of forms, achieved by dots, lines and vaults create a unique rhythm in the canvas. Metamorphosis of shapes and an unusual harmony of floral, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic elements in the paintings point to horror vacui. With her creative fansy, the artist has made authentic parables and tales about the good and the evil. By using the mosaic of coloured, vibrant pigments, she achieves optical effects. Frontal construction of her compositions, surrealist subject matters and authentic chromatic dance are the main characteristics of her expression.  
  The Well of Wisdom, 2008, oil on canvas, 60x50cm  
 
 
 

 

 
 
Dinić Milanka - Spellbound Lake Dinić Milanka - Dream Dinić Milanka - The World of Dreams Dinić Milanka - The Well of Wisdom Dinić Milanka - Angels Are Watching Us
         
Spellbound Lake, 2003,

oil on canvas,

50,5x40,5cm

Dream, 2007,

oil on canvas,

50x45cm

Magic Flower, 2008,

oil on canvas,

50 х 60cm

The Well of Wisdom, 2008,
oil on canvas,

60x50cm

Angels Are Watching Us, 2009,

oil on canvas,
59,8x59,8cm

 
         
         
 
 
 
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