Bulevar Žarka Zrenjanina 20
Paja Jovanovic, a native of Vrsac, was one of the greatest Serbian painters and an outstanding representative of academic realism.
It contains 14 valuable works collected over a long-time interval of eighty years The exhibited works of Jovanovic come from his student days until the 1930s
The study, convincingly completed, drawn during Jovanovic’s studies in Vienna, under the watchful eye of Professor Griepenkerl, is the best example of the perfectly learned lessons of the young student Paja Jovanović
Arbanas, placed in profile, is a drawing from the period of his student days and originates from a trip to Podgorica, Montenegro, in 1879
The figure of an older man, executed as if in one breath, with mature and confident strokes, kept the freshness of the quickly realized original idea
The painting treatment in carrying out the task is virtuosic and academically accurate in all elements of artistic expression. The vision of a model from the world of high society is emphasized by a solemn tone in an elegant room’s ambiance
The Portrait of the composer Uros Dzimic was marked with the attributes of the composer’s profession: a piano and sheet music. It was created during Jovanovic’s stay in America at the beginning of the 20th century
The painting dates from 1930, executed in oil on canvas, and represents the ruler in a full, standing pose, almost life-size. The King, facing the viewer, according to all the requirements of the protocol, poses for the painter in the ceremonial room of the palace
The Vršac Triptych painting was intended for display at the Millennium Exhibition in Budapest on the occasion of the celebration of a thousand years since the arrival of the Hungarians in the area of the Carpathian-Pannonian terrain
The group of studies from 1887 to 1910 in the technique of oil on canvas and wood consists of the Trick-Track Players, the Study for the painting Cockfighting or the Friendly Waitress, the Study for Composition and Reading Destiny
What is distinctive about this painting is that Paja Jovanović painted the image of his mother, Ernestina, in the image of Angelina. The painting was donated by the Cathedral Church in Vršac to the City Museum of Vršac
The painting Saint Nicholas saves the convicts was also donated by the Cathedral Church to the Vršac City Museum. The painting is monumental, of larger dimensions Saint Nicholas (Patara, c. 270 – Myra, c. 345), also known in Christianity as Nicholas of Myrlikia or Nicholas the Wonderworker
Supported by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia, in 2022.