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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Studio portrait of Zorka Vlajić

Studio portrait of Zorka Vlajić, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargeStudio portrait of Zorka Vlajić, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Studio portrait of Zorka Vlajić
Description:Full-length portrait of a woman dressed in an off-the-shoulder, floor-length evening gown. She is resting her right hand, in which she is holding a pair of gloves, on a small wooden table. In her other hand she is holding a fan. She has been photographed against a dark background.
Comment:In 1919 Zorka Vlajić, née Miljković, became president of the Maternity Association, founded in 1904. Her son, Božidar Vlajić (1888–1974), became a famous politician (member of the Yugoslav Democratic Party) in interwar Yugoslavia. After WWII he remained in Great Britain as an emigrant (the Communist Party, which came into power, banned the Democratic Party; its members were persecuted). He was one of the founders of the "Democratic Alternative". Zorka Vlajić's daughter, Lujka Vlajić, married Agostin (Ago) Bukovac, son of the famous Croatian realist painter Vlaho Bukovac (1855, Cavtat – 1922, Prague).
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 207mm x 108mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
300 Adornment
460 Labor > 462 Division of Labor by Gender
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
740 Health and Welfare > 741 Philanthropic Foundations
740 Health and Welfare > 748 Social Work
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 14158
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic