home   about museum   artists   exhibitions   publications   biennials   art colonies   news & events   contact & visits     

 

<<< ] >>> ]

             
  MUSEUM OF NAÏVE AND MARGINAL ART
CULTURAL INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
         
 
 
 
 
         
     

Stanisavljević Milan

     
     

Stanisavljević Milan (Serbia)

     
  Stanisavljević Milan - Bird    





 

  He was born in Jabučje near Valjevo in 1944. He began to do sculpture in 1960. He resides in Belgrade, Serbia. He had his first exhibition in 1964. From the early beginning his works show the sense of reduction of details, the respect for the natural shape of material and powerful stylization. With his innate sense of the intensive in simplicity, for “sound” in silence, this artist shows his deep respect for the nature as an archetypal being and form of the whole universe. He does his sculptures in century-old oak wood taken directly from the peat-bog in the river Kolubara. Nature is a true master of Stanisavljević’s sculptures: the effect of sun, wind and water on the wood associates his forms. That is why his figures radiate with eternity and infinity. Birds are most often in the focus of his interest. They are the messengers, the heralds of future, but also the spirits of the disappeared civilizations, in every respect reminiscences and metaphors of the lost contact with nature, forlorn balance and order of virtues. Reduction of forms, the sense of following natural shape of material (cracks, nodes, shallows, protuberances) and its transformation into new aesthetic moments certainly point to his inventiveness and sense of proper measure of movements. Monumental, reduced and intriguing, his sculptures, like megaliths, bear witness of the strength and intensity of a self-taught visionary.  
  Bird, 1996, wood, height 53.5cm  
 
 
 
 
Stanisavljević Milan - Gipsy Nikolija Stanisavljević Milan - All the Same Stanisavljević Milan - Young Eagle Stanisavljević Milan - Bird Stanisavljević Milan - Three-headed
         
Gipsy Nikolija, n. d,

wood,
height 77cm

All the Same, 1975,

wood,
height 106cm

Young Eagle, 1988,

wood,
height 126cm

Bird, 1996,
wood,
height 53.5cm
Three-headed, 2000,

wood,
height 153cm

 
         
         
 
 
 
  MUSEUM OF NAÏVE AND MARGINAL ART -MNMA   home   about museum   artists   exhibitions   publications   triennials   art colonies   news & events   contact & visits