From Dec. 20, art lovers to get a rare chance to see Predic's "Children under the Mulberry Tree"
The painting is privately owned, but thanks to the kindness of the owner, the National Museum is able to present this well-known but rarely seen work of Predic
Uros Predic's painting "Children under the Mulberry Tree" will be on display on the first floor of the National Museum in Belgrade from December 20, 2019 until January 12, 2020.
The painting is privately owned, but thanks to the kindness of the owner, the National Museum is able to present this well-known but rarely seen work of Predic.
During the presentation on December 20 at noon, as well as on January 4 at 6 pm, Museum Advisor Petar Petrovic will give a lecture in front of the painting exhibited on the first floor of the National Museum in Belgrade.
Uros Predic (1857-1953) is one of the few Serbian painters who, with special care, much love and respect, painted children.
In dealing with them, he immortalized different scenes from children's daily lives. Predic refined and elevated to a higher level precisely the painting of children's portraits.
Predic's preference for the realist genre manifested itself in his high school days, to take on its mature form after he completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Predic received the prestigious Gundel Prize from the Vienna Academy for the best student work - am oil painting of a child, the famous "Sulking Girl" from 1879.
The painting "Children under the Mulberry Tree" has been exhibited only three times so far.
The first time was at the first solo exhibition by Uros Predic held at Gradjanska Kasina in 1888 in Belgrade. The second time was at the Great World Exhibition in Paris in 1889 as part of the pavilion of the Kingdom of Serbia, and the third at a joint exhibition of the works of Uros Predic and Paja Jovanovic at the National Museum, then the Art Museum, in 1949.
After a break of 70 years, "Children under the Mulberry Tree," the 19th century masterpiece of Serbian realistic painting, will be in front of the audience once again at the National Museum in Belgrade - for viewing and enjoyment.