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Milan Rašić

4 December 2015 - 24 February 2016,

MNMA, Jagodina


From the Exhibition Opening


Milan Rašić was born in Donje Štiplje near Jagodina on 7 March 1931. He began doing painting in 1950 and had his first exhibition in 1961. Six and a half decades of artistic work of Milan Rašić were followed by numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad, while his paintings entered numerous museum and private collections and galleries. More than sixty works of Milan Rašić are in the collection of Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art from his beginnings until now. Among his most significant awards are Award of International Fair of Art, at Gallery Pro Art in Morges (1972) and Grand Prix at the Third Biennial of Yugoslav Naïve Art in Jagodina (1985) and Award for Entire Artistic Work at the Fourteenth Biennial of Naïve and Marginal Art in Jagodina in 2009. With his original artistic oeuvre he inspired numerous admirers of authentic pictorial expression worldwide.


From the Exhibition Opening



About seventy works from MNMA and private collections were displayed at the fifth retrospective exhibition of paintings of Milan Rašić, while six reproductions with the motifs of his paintings were published as well. Nina Krstić, Director of MNMA, Jagodina opened the exhibition where Marica Vračević, museum counsellor, also made a speech. The author of Catalogue is Ivana Jovanović, senior custodian at MNMA, the designer of Monograph and other promoting material is Slobodan Štetić. The exhibition was organised with the support of Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.


The events narrated in a complacent manner and shaped into balanced wholes together with church edifices remain his central motifs. The paintings with dark background and dark green nuances were replaced with yellow and ochre, the colours of sun and joy of life in the eighties. In the nineties blue with the harmonies of purple and pink domineered. With his authentic form of expression which made him recognisable worldwide he portrayed the idealised presentations of reality, reminiscences of picturesque landscapes of his homeland where ordinary stories about the people in the region unfolded. Amidst the paradise plants in a unique harmony of a man and nature in ornamental and decorative treatment the artist combines the real and the unreal.






From the Exhibition Opening

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