On the other side

Art Gallery '' Nadežda Petrović '' and Pjer Križanić1940

Museums of Serbia

Museums of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

A special thematic unit of Križanić's oeuvre consists of anti-fascist caricatures with a bold approach against destructive totalitarian ideologies. This caricature, published in "Politika" on August 4, 1940, also belongs to that cycle. In a review of the war events in Europe, the artist summarizes the socio-political ambience of the world before the new world war. The spread of fascism posed a great danger to peace and stability, and the democratic world did nothing to stand in its way. Cynicism, selfishness and short-sightedness are ridiculed here. The narrowmindedness of so - called democratic world turned exclusively to its own interests: the gathered greats of world philosophy and literature, Voltaire, Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, conclude that in the race of world forces for power, only one who will suffer is a man.


  • Title: On the other side
  • Creator: Art Gallery '' Nadežda Petrović '', Pjer Križanić
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Location Created: Cacak, Serbia, Belgrade
  • Type: Photograph
  • Medium: ink on paper
  • Art Movement: caricature

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