The assembly hall in Budva will be embellished by the painting "Sea Bird" by the well-known Montenegrin painter from Budva Jovo Ivanovic, whose purchase from the deceased artist the municipality will cost 12 thousand euros. This is stated in the notice on the outcome of the public procurement procedure signed by Mayor Marko Bato Carevic, stating that the entire procedure was conducted in accordance with the applicable regulations.
As stated to "Vijesti" from the Mayor's Cabinet, at the initiative of the President of the Municipality, the Secretariat for Local Self-Government initiated the procurement of the painting "Sea Bird" by the painter Jovo Ivanovic, who will soon adorn the hall of the local parliament.
"The idea of this purchase is to emphasize culture and its importance for our municipality. It is a work belonging to an acknowledged local author whose aesthetic and motive are poetically related to the city of Budva and whose physical characteristics correspond to the frontal wall of the assembly hall," said the cabinet of the President of the Municipality.
It was added that "with his poetry, Ivanovic celebrates the beauty of his ancient city and the Mediterranean landscape and that this is particularly reflected in the color and motif of the "Sea Bird". The blue color that dominates this painting is the additional argument that makes this piece of art the best solution for our assembly hall."
Jovo Ivanovic is one of the most prominent Montenegrin painters, a key name in the field of affirmation of fine art at the local, Montenegrin and European level.
The love of Budva Ivanovic has selflessly demonstrated through the endeavor of linking it with genuine and true art flows through the founding of the Modern Gallery, which has been very successful under his leadership for over three decades and which is carrying his name today.
Text by Vuk Lajovic, on July 9th, 2019, read more at Vijesti