Sretko Divljan:
Solo Exhibition at Ulus Gallery

15th – 28th of July, 2020.

“THE CROWN”

We are pleased to announce and to invite you to the opening of Sretko Divljan’s newest exhibition, “The Crown,”  on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 7 pm in the gallery of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia – ULUS (37 Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade).

At this exhibition in the ULUS Gallery, visitors will be able to see works, mostly of larger formats, mostly in the oil on canvas technique. The figures and characters of the portrait type, which appear, cannot bear any of the famous – isms, they all belong to the unique painting opus of Sretko Divljan. Despite the sharp, sometimes geometrized forms, the paintings have a warm, luxurious colour, Brakovski reminiscent of a traditional portrait of real people. Masterful multi-figure compositions, performed in a strong expression that provides the composition of the painting with powerful dynamics, comparable only to the dynamics of similar works by the great predecessors of Sretko Divljan; Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque …

In the overall painting work of Sretko Divljan, the communication of his painting with the world of children’s drawings can be seen. This is not a mere coincidence, but a part of decades of dealing with artistic experience and scientific-psychological expression through drawings of preschool and lower school age children, as well as the analysis of the child’s inner state, behavior and relationship with the environment. On that topic, Professor Sretko Divljan published about fifteen monographs in the field of methodology of working with children and the development of their emotional and artistic intelligence. As a teacher of Art at high school and Full Professor of Methodology of Teaching Art, he also taught at the Teacher Training Faculty, where he was the Dean for several terms, too.

Sretko Divljan:
Solo Exhibition at Ulus Gallery

“THE CROWN”
15th – 28th of July, 2020.

We are pleased to announce and to invite you to the opening of Sretko Divljan’s newest exhibition, “The Crown,”  on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 7 pm in the gallery of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia – ULUS (37 Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade).

At this exhibition in the ULUS Gallery, visitors will be able to see works, mostly of larger formats, mostly in the oil on canvas technique. The figures and characters of the portrait type, which appear, cannot bear any of the famous – isms, they all belong to the unique painting opus of Sretko Divljan. Despite the sharp, sometimes geometrized forms, the paintings have a warm, luxurious colour, Brakovski reminiscent of a traditional portrait of real people. Masterful multi-figure compositions, performed in a strong expression that provides the composition of the painting with powerful dynamics, comparable only to the dynamics of similar works by the great predecessors of Sretko Divljan; Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque …

In the overall painting work of Sretko Divljan, the communication of his painting with the world of children’s drawings can be seen. This is not a mere coincidence, but a part of decades of dealing with artistic experience and scientific-psychological expression through drawings of preschool and lower school age children, as well as the analysis of the child’s inner state, behavior and relationship with the environment. On that topic, Professor Sretko Divljan published about fifteen monographs in the field of methodology of working with children and the development of their emotional and artistic intelligence. As a teacher of Art at high school and Full Professor of Methodology of Teaching Art, he also taught at the Teacher Training Faculty, where he was the Dean for several terms, too.

The author gave the name CROWN to the exhibited works in front of us, such a spontaneous definition brings with it certain metaphorical meanings: today at ULUS’s gallery we open an exhibition of works created in the last few years – so that this exhibition becomes the CROWN of the artist’s work. At the same time, the entire creation of Sretko Divljan so far, lasting several decades, in support of the Serbian crowned and uncrowned cultural heritage, can be called the Crown.

Slavica Vinčić, Art Historian