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Jevtović Dušan

     
     

Jevtović Dušan (Serbia)

1925-2011

     
  Jevtović Dušan - Village Patron Saint’s Day   He was born in Gornja Tranava, a village near Prokuplje in 1925. He began doing painting in 1956. Traditional customs, Patron Saint Days, feasts, disasters, accidents, and universal human existence on the earth, in the intertwined friezes of figures with the pronounced gestures are a metaphor of the collective spirit, overall power of people in the good and the evil. White, yellow and red horses or ruby ones prancing in the sky are the symbol of the energy of life, or monsters as a symbol of the evil. In his paintings everlasting counterpoints are the fight between the human and the superhuman, the good and the evil. Tens of portraits of clusters of people are connected with most diverse events. The feeling for motion and distribution of masses points to his inborn sense of composition. The gestures, clothes and customs reveal the specificity of region and people in ecstatic mood.   In the last fifty years he created extensive oeuvre and is now ranked as one of most significant naïve artists in the world. He participated in representative exhibitions in the country and abroad, such as Salons and Biennials of Naïve art in Jagodina, Munich (1968), Rome and Tokyo (1971), Paris, Belgrade (2003), Sofia (2007), Budapest (2008), and in significant international exhibitions: Lugano (1969), Naivi (1979, 1973, 1977…).
He was awarded numerous recognitions for his work, among which the most important are the Award for Entire Artistic Work (1987) and Grand Prix at the Ninth and Twelfth Biennial (1999, 2005).
 
     
 
  Village Patron Saint’s Day, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 95x130cm

 
 
Jevtović Dušan - Bathing of Virgins Jevtović Dušan - Summer in my Village Jevtović Dušan - Winter Weddings Jevtović Dušan - Legacy Tree Jevtović Dušan - Village Patron Saint’s Day
Bathing of Virgins,

1971,

oil on canvas,

33x41cm

Summer in my Village, 1986,

oil on canvas,

73x92cm

Winter Weddings,

1986,

oil on canvas,

92x73cm

Legacy Tree, 1996,

oil on canvas,

53x42cm

Village Patron Saint’s Day, 2009,
acrylic on canvas,

95x130cm

 
         
         
 
 
 
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