Light, vivid colors and contrasts of his childhood Dalmatia
intertwined in everything he did. Wide sea which he grew beside, transformed him into eternal passenger
for whom only a few countries and landmarks were unseen. The encounters with other people and cultures
were recorded in his sketches and his art gained the character today called multiculturality,
emphasizing basic human values.
Special chapter of his opus belongs to small formats, painted in tempera and pastel
mostly maritime landscapes, religious and mythical scenes. He was proven master of the interior and
grand formats, but nevertheless, working on small formats in last years of his life, he showed us that
he is a true painter deep within his essence. For many, this body of work is the best thing he left us.
He tried himself in many areas of fine and applied arts
guided by his always
restless and inquisitve spirit. He designed luxury interiors in hotels and houses, congress centers,
science institutes, museums and other public buildings in former Yugoslavia, Russia, Czech Republic,
USA, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Tanzania and 15 more countries.
Faithfull to the idea that artwork has to be integral part of the interior, as it was in renaissance
which fascinated him, he always found the way to implement paintings, tapestries and sculptures that he
created, into the interiors designed by himself alone or in cooperation with other architects.
was to enrich the interior and bring symbolism adequate for the interior’s purpose.
Solving technical problems in large scale paintings and sculptures manufacturing
process he invented several completely new techniques, such as drawing on aluminum,
in composition for Archeological Monuments Museum in Split and Beogradjanka Palace, or pastel coated
with protective layer ensuring longevity, applied on Dubrovnik Theater stage curtain, Accra Conference
In 2020 the animation of this artwork was made, by using
presented on one of his engravings as a
base for the story
of Danube river and important events through
ten millenia of human presence on the river banks.
Producer Bojan T. Dragičević from Belgrade together with Dušan Đurić, Historian from Prinston
Animation by Igor Vujčić and sound by Slavko Vesić.