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Date(s) - 02/12/2020 - 15/01/2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Galerija Progres

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Russian artists and Serbian shrines

Exhibition “Russian Artists and Serbian Shrines”

ASSOCIATION FOR ARTS AND FOLK CRAFTS FROM SAINT PETERSBURG AND LENINGRAD AREA “HALL OF CRAFTS” WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE EMBASSY OF RUSSIA, TOURIST ORGANIZATION OF THE CITY OF BELGRADE AND “RUSSIAN HOME” IN BELGRADE

SERBIAN-RUSSIAN CULTURE FESTIVAL

From December 2, 2020.

Progress Gallery

Knez Mihailova 27

Daily from 10:00 to 17:00

Sales exhibition of decorative and applied arts, folk art and crafts

Exhibition “Russian Artists and Serbian Shrines”

King Peter I Karadjordjevic built the monumental Church of St. George in the place of his ancestors, on Oplenac, on the hill above Topola, which is the Mausoleum of the royal family of Karadjordjevic. During his life, King Peter I did not wait for the Temple to be finally completed, so the decoration of the interior of the Temple was taken over by his son King Alexander I, who chose one of the most difficult, but also the most beautiful decorations – mosaic. For one such comprehensive work, King Alexander I hired prominent Russian artists Nikola Krasnov and Sergei Smirnov, who will incorporate a part of themselves and the culture of their people into the magnificent Temple. At the request of King Alexander I, Russian masters will visit the medieval monasteries of old Serbia, where they will copy the most beautiful medieval Serbian frescoes. Enriched with their hand, large templates are created, which become recognizable authentic compositions of the Oplenac mosaic. 725 original compositions have been preserved in Oplenac.

An exhibition of photographs of the most representative folk costumes and architecture from the permanent exhibition “Folk Culture of Serbs in the 19th and 20th Centuries”, presented by the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.

Organizer: Association for the Preservation of Traditions, Crafts and Arts HERITAGE

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