Milenko Žarković, Line of the Horizon

Autumn Wind

 

Autumn Idyll

What makes us read painting as landscape? Colour as sea? The question comes to mind when viewing the 30 oil paintings by artist, print-maker and professor Milenko Žarković, This is painting within a narrow spectrum. Subjects are condensed and colours reduced. Mostly, we are looking at land, sea or skies painted in blue, beige or green, with the addition of white. The method flattens out and simplifies: a beach becomes a line; sea or sky a coloured space. But if it looks rigorous and seems repetitive, the effect is subtle and intense. The paint speaks through patterns, hues and textures. Land is emptied of life and built back in paint, and in pure herzegovinian light and space. A selection of these paintings were on display at Gallery ‘Beograd’, Kosancicev venac 19, Belgrade see www.galerijabeograd.org

 

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