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Studio portrait of actress Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Ljubica'

Studio portrait of actress Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Ljubica', © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeStudio portrait of actress Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Ljubica', © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia

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Object:Studio portrait of actress Vela Nigrinova in character as 'Ljubica'
Description:Full-length shot of a woman dressed in traditional Serbian folk attire, wearing an embroidered jelek over an embroidered shirt and a 'pregača' (traditional embroidered apron with a geometric pattern). The shirt is fastened with a belt decorated with a 'pafte' (richly ornamented metal buckle). A wooden fence and a painted canvas backdrop are creating the impression of the scene being set outdoors.
Comment:Ljubica' is a character in Janko Veselinović's and Dragomir Brzak's play 'Đido'. Vela (Avgusta) Nigrinova (1862, Ljubljana – 1908, Belgrade) was the daughter of a Czechoslovakian father and a Slovenian mother. She was married to Davorin Jenko, a Slovenian composer and the author of the Serbian national anthem 'Bože pravde'. Vela is considered a superb early Serbian actress. For the major part of her acting career she lived in Belgrade and played at the Royal Serbian National Theatre.
Relations:/o:vase.1351
Date:1895
Location:Belgrade
Country:Serbia
Type:Photograph
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 206mm x 128mm
Format:Boudoir
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 181 Ethos
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
300 Adornment
510 Living Standards and Routines > 516 Postures
530 Arts > 533 Music
530 Arts > 536 Drama
540 Commercialized Entertainment > 545 Musical and Theatrical Productions
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
580 Marrige
590 Familiy
Copyright:Muzej Pozorišne Umetnosti Srbije
Archive:Museum of Theater Art of Serbia, Inv. No.: II-289
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic
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