Lot n° 180
3000 - 5000
Milan KONJOVIĆ (1898-1993)
Cassis le village, circa 1925- 1930
Oil on canvas, signed and located on the back on the stretcher.
33 x 41 cm
- Artist's studio
- Gift from the artist to his brother
- By descent to the current owner
Milan Konjovic was born in Sombor on January 28, 1898, and produced no fewer than 6 different styles.
He attended school in his native town and held his first exhibition in 1914, while still a high-school student. In 1919, he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He then went on to study in Vienna, taking advantage of the opportunity to travel to various German art cities, such as Dresden, Munich and Berlin. From 1924 to 1932, he settled in Paris and held several solo exhibitions. This was also the start of his blue period (1929-1933), with the paintings Cassis Bleus (1929) and Nu dans un Fauteuil (1930). He returned to Serbia at the end of 1932 and spent most of his time there. The landscapes and people around him were a great source of inspiration. From 1934 to 1940, Konjovic began his red period with Portrait of a Professor (1938). This was followed by the gray period (1945-1952), when he painted pastel canvases and oil paintings in soft colors. 1953 marked a turning point in Konjovic's painting style: he used more intense colors, leading to the colorist period, which lasted seven years. This was followed by the associative period, with paintings such as Tournesol (1963). From 1985, Konjovic entered the Byzantine period, inspired by Byzantine history. By early 1990, Konjovic had reached the impressive figure of six thousand paintings in all genres, with seven hundred exhibitions in major art cities. Twice appointed member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, he died on October 20, 1993.
Internet sources: serbie/guide-culture-peintres-milan-konjovic.php
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