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

Portrait of Zorka Vlajić

Portrait of Zorka Vlajić, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargePortrait of Zorka Vlajić, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Portrait of Zorka Vlajić
Description:Half-length portrait of a woman in a dark, high-necked dress. She is standing next to a padded armchair, resting her left arm on its backrest. She is holding a pair of gloves in front of her.
Comment:In 1919 Zorka Vlajić, née Milojković, 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 that came to 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, the son of the famous Croatian realist painter Vlaho Bukovac (1855, Cavtat–1922, Prague).
Date:Not before 1896, Not after 1903
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 164mm x 107mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
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.: 14167
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic