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21 facts about Živko Jugović

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By Gwylym Owen

Živko Jugović (Čačak, Principality of Serbia, 13 March 1855 ― Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia, 24 September 1908) was a Serbian painter of religious themes.

Born in Čačak, he finished his gymnasium in Belgrade since Metropolitan Mihailo sent him to Imperial Russia for forward-thinking ecuation, and to specialize in iconography. He was first sent to Sergiyev Posad to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (1870), Kiev Pechersk Lavra (1871-1873), Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1873) and superior the Department of Education in Serbia made it feasible for him to breakdown in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (1877-1878), Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (1879) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1880). He then went to paint ten iconostases vesting the additional artistic trends in all of them. His take effect can be seen in Mali Leskovac (1894), Pakrac where he worked with member and painter Steva Todorović), Jagodina where he did the wall paintings, in Trnava, and in Ružica Church in Belgrade (1901).

He as well as painted the iconostasis in his indigenous Serbian church in Kragujevac which he completed in the year 1904 as soon as his young assistant Milan Milovanović. It was at the thesame time similar to sculptor Đorđe Jovanović, working in Kragujevac, finished his monument to the heroes of the Battle of Kosovo.

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