4 facts about Draginja Vlasic

Draginja Vlasić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгиња Влашић, January 1928 in Vojka – 20 October 2011 in Zemun) is a Serbian painter.

Vlašić was born in the village Vojka in Srem, the southern portion of Vojvodina. She attended primary and grade theoretical in Vojka and Stara Pazova, the nearest city to her birthplace. She graduated from Gymnasium in Zemun. In the year 1952, she starts studies of mathematics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Belgrade, and at the same time The Academy of Fine Arts. She quits the studies of Mathematics and graduates Academy of Fine Arts 1954. in the class of Zora Petrović and master’s degree at the similar professor in 1956.

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Short time, after studies she works as an Art professor in tall school, but recently she quits a steady job and dedicates agreed to her artistic work. In the last three decades of her life, due to aggressive illness, she lived far-off from promotion in her atelier in Zemun where in rancor of her illness she worked just about to the very grow less of her life.

She died in the City of Zemun.

Thematic of her paintings is mostly, and in the best strength expressed in her compositions bearing in mind acts, usually of large size, reaching even dimensions larger than 3 X 3 meters. They are followed by less portraits, and, very rarely presenting landscapes and further themes presented in smaller sizes. In her big compositions there are not details or true painting. On a contrary. They seem like huge colored krokies in which the unconditionally stroke is tolerable to a characterize dimension. Her strokes are broad and free, mark the shapes just slightly, so the painting exists on your own in color values and in a strong suggestion of movement. The symbolist vision is strongly confirmed in over dimensioned paintings, where tendencies of senses offers to observer lot of exchange approaches to the meanings. She was a zealot of “ULUS” and “LADA”

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