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Name of Object:

Fugitives Of Herzegovina

Other name of the Object (second name):

Fugitives Of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Institution:

The National Museum

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Date of Object:

1889

Author:

Uros Predic (1857, Orlovat, Serbia-1953, Belgrade, Serbia)

Inventory Number:

31-308

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

114.5 x 148.5 cm

Provenance:

Belgrade, Serbia

Description:

In response to events in the Serbo-Turkish war of 1875–1878, Uroš Predić presents his extremely realistic treatment of a subject glorifying not the heroic struggle for liberation, but the hardships of innocent people forced to go into hiding. This is how one of the best known works of 19th century Serbian painting, Fugitives of Herzegovina (or Bosnian Fugitives), came into being. The artist was inspired by similar works with historical subjects, like those painted by Jaroslav Čermak (1831–1878), but painted his figures from live models, mostly close relatives who posed for him in a Belgrade studio. Thanks to the world-renowned scientist and benefactor Mihailo Pupin (1854–1935), Fugitives of Herzegovina became a part of the collection of the National Museum in Belgrade, in 1923.

Citation of this web page:

Petar Petrovic "Fugitives Of Herzegovina" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;sb;7;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Petar Petrovic

MWNF Working Number: RS 007

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