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

Studio portrait of Ljubica Ava'kum'ović

Studio portrait of Ljubica Ava'kum'ović, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargeStudio portrait of Ljubica Ava'kum'ović, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Studio portrait of Ljubica Ava'kum'ović
Description:Full-length shot of a woman dressed in traditional Serbian folk attire. She is wearing an embroidered jelek over an embroidered shirt and a 'pregača' (traditional embroidered apron with a geometric pattern). The shirt is tightened with a belt which is decorated with a 'pafte' (richly ornamented metal buckle). In her left hand she is holding a flower basket. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set in a rocky terrain.
Comment:Ljubica Ava'kum'ović was the daughter of Jovan Ava'kum'ović (1841–1928), a lawyer, politician, and Prime Minister of Serbia (1892–1893; 1903). Jovan Ava'kum'ović was operational leader of the Liberal Party and of the opposition. The attire Ljubica is wearing in this picture was typical of the Serbian Danube and Save valleys and of the area around Belgrade.
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 165mm x 105mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:130 Geography
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
280 Leather, Textiles, and Fabrics > 285 Mats and Basketry
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
590 Familiy
640 State
650 Government Activities
660 Political Behavior
670 Law
690 Justice > 693 Legal and Judicial Personnel
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 20178
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic