31 July 2019 - The exhibition "Mediterranean in the Works of Montenegrin Painters II" will continue the art program of this year's Theatre City Budva. The show, selected by prof. Dr. Alexander Chilikov, will be opened on Thursday, August 1st, in the Church of Santa Maria in the Old Town, starting at 9 pm, as announced from the Theatre City Press.
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Chilikov, says about the exhibition: “The exhibition of works within the art program of the Budva City Theatre, titled “The Mediterranean in the works of Montenegrin painters II”, is a continuation of the project realized in 2018. A chosen selection of works by dozens of Montenegrin and ex-Yugoslav contemporary painting was presented to the audience and the professional public then. In the concept of the current exhibition project, the works of two groups of established painters are predominantly treated. The first is represented by the works of the older generation of Montenegrin artists, which seem to be in a certain way unjustifiably forgotten despite evident artistic qualities.
Their creations range solely in the spheres of subject painting - the realism of Luka Stankovic; expressionistic connotations in the poetics of Ksenija Vujovic Tosic, Danica Danja Djurovic, Miljenko Sindik, and Darko Djurisic; seasonal landscapes of Vojislav Djokic and Mirko Kujacic, and the refined colours of Mario Mascareli and Milo Pavlovic. The second painting group is mostly selected from the ranks of current artists who are existentially and professionally connected with the coastal regions of Montenegro. In the spirit of abstract and semi-abstract tendencies, the works of Budva painters Darko Mandic, Diana Lazovic, Djordje Boljevic, Marica Kuznetsov Boljevic, Jelena Djuraskovic and Vaso Nikcevic were created, while Jelena Papovic and Sandra Durbuzovic are in the center of interest.
The poetics of two young authors from the north of Montenegro - Tijana Gordić and Mirjana Marsenić - join the group of Budva authors of abstract expression. Among living coastal authors, the oldest generation is led by sophisticated landscape painters Savo Pavlovic and Aljo Smailagic with their magical realism. The selection of this year's Budva art manifestations is completed by two figurations from Tivat, drawers and painters of the noblest kind, Ljubomir Popadic and Momcilo Macanovic.
Selected composition, generational and stylistic heterogeneity, very briefly observed in the introductory text, is one of the possible choices within the subject matter dealt with by numerous Montenegrin artists - in this context it may be desirable to present other quality local authors in the future, through treating narrower topics such as the Marina landscape, the Mediterranean genre scene, Marine life... The exhibition will be open to 30 August.