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Kalemegdan

Kalemegdan

  • Author: Bora Baruh
  • Date: 1938-1939
  • Material: panel
  • Technique: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41,4 x 31 cm
  • Inventory number: U 307

Bora Baruh (1911-1942) trained in the Belgrade School of Painting. The School attached special attention to colour, and to landscape as the main motif. His work was a continuation of new humanism in terms of style characterised by modernisation and poetisation of the old way of painting. A view of the Danube from the building that housed the Jewish Women's Society in Visokog Stevana Street in Dorćol (where Baruh lived on the top floor) is a frequent object of his paintings. A part of the Kalemegdan Terrace, the ramparts above the mouth of the Sava River, including Meštrović's Monument of Victor, were composed using blended strokes of pure colour. The ramparts of the white city are underlined with the effects of light. For Baruh, the essence of a painting is the spirit that inspired its creation. Intimate lyricism and constructive thought lived in him in parallel, and their indirecttransposition is reflected in his artistic work.

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