An exhibition of works by the artist Dimitrij Popović called Dimitrije and Dante was opened on September 14 in the large lobby of the National and University Library in Zagreb, and will be on view until September 29, 2021.
At the opening of the exhibition, the gathered were greeted by the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb, Dr. sc. Ivanka Stričević and the head of the NSK Graphic Collection mr. sc Tamara Ilić-Olujić. Art historian dr. Sc. Spoke about the work of Dimitrij Popović. Mikica Maštrović, while the director of the Italian Institute in Zagreb, Dr. Gian Luca Borghese, spoke about the importance of the Divine Comedy . At the end of the opening, the author of the exhibition, Dimitrija Popović, addressed the audience.
September 14, 2021 marked a great anniversary because on that day 700 years ago the great literary bard Dante Alighieri passed away. He left an indelible mark in the literature, but also in the entire art of the Western cultural circle. His masterpiece Divine Comedy has inspired many writers, but also other artists to this day.
The artist Dimitrija Popović also found his lifelong inspiration in the work of Dante Alighieri. He transferred the motifs he found in Dante’s work to graphics, drawings and paintings, and some of the mentioned works of art will be on display at the exhibition of Dimitrije and Dante .
Croatian painter, sculptor and graphic artist Dimitrija Popović was born on March 4, 1951 in Cetinje, Montenegro. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1976. He has had a large number of successful exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He has exhibited with artists such as Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Victoro Brauner, Dado Đurić, Leonor Fini, etc. He has won numerous awards and recognitions.
Dimitrije Popović is a member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Duklja Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Russian Academy of Literature, the Slavic Academy of Literature and Arts (Bulgaria), the Montenegrin PEN Center, the Croatian Writers ‘Association and the Croatian Writers’ Association.
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