Gallery settings of national importance are located in galleries in the city center, in the Gallery Square. One of them is the Gallery of Matica Srpska, with over 500 exhibits in permanent display. The gallery itself is divided into three sections, the exhibition of which is based on the works of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Part of the 18th century featured icons, religious works, as well as portraits. Copies of wall paintings from the Krušedol Monastery, the iconostasis of the Metropolitan-Patriarchate Chapel, and portraits of members of the Tekelia family are very significant.
The setting of the 19th century is made up of people and events that are significant to Serbian history. Among these works are the “Proclamation of the Code of Dušan” and the “Death of Emperor Uroš”, painted very realistically. Also, works by painters such as Paja Jovanović, Uroš Predić and Stevan Aleksić lure glimpses of visitors who want to learn about the history of our people.
The 20th Century setting is based on modern and contemporary art of the period. The works are divided into the period before and after the 50s, and the ones that attract the most attention of visitors are “Sailor on the Pier” and “the Beach”, the works of the famous painter Sava Šumanović.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Gallery of Matica Srpska houses temporary exhibitions of various topics, such as Serbian painting, specialized exhibitions for the blind and partially sighted, as well as international exhibitions. Also, there is a virtual walk on the gallery’s official website, during which you can get acquainted with these significant works and get more information about them.
For more information, visit the official site of the Gallery of Matica srpska.
Group tickets cost up to RSD 300.00 with professional interpretation in English or Italian.
Author: Aleksandra Brankov