Landscapes from the collection of the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina
As old buildings are abandoned and become dilapidated beyond repair, returning to the nature from which they arrived, old poplar trees rule majestically over the landscapes. Man is as small towards nature as it should be in real life. Consequently, harmony and natural equilibrium, so many times disturbed in reality, rule in Mazalić’s landscapes.
"Thanks to my work in nature, I felt a great influence of colors, shape of objects, soil and weather on creation of an artistic attitude when reflecting my inner moods on canvas. An art historian could read from such paintings, as some sort of physician, the inner life of the artist - only by looking at colors or, possibly, brush strokes, regardless of the given object (be it realism or abstraction)."
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Đoko Mazalić, 1888 - 1975
Author: Ivana Udovičić
Photographs: Archive of the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Text: Exhibition catalogue "Đoko Mazalić, 1888 - 1975", SPKD "Prosvjeta", Sarajevo, 2017.