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

Group portrait of Darinka Jovanović and her children

Group portrait of Darinka Jovanović and her children, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargeGroup portrait of Darinka Jovanović and her children, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Group portrait of Darinka Jovanović and her children
Description:Full-length shot of a woman and three children. The woman is sitting in a wooden armchair, holding a baby on her lap. Two boys are standing beside her on a kind of wooden bench which is partly covered with a ćilim (woven tapestry-style rug). One of the boys is dressed in a dark suit, while the other one is wearing a sailor-style shirt. The woman is dressed in a dark, floor-length dress and the baby is wearing a white tunic. The boys are holding each other's hands. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set indoors.
Comment:Darinka Jovanović, née Hadži Kostić, was the wife of Milan Jovanović (1863, Vršac – 1944, Belgrade), who was one of the most influential photographers of his generation and worked as a court photographer in his studio in Belgrade. They had four children together; three of them are in this picture: Stevan, Dušan and Pavle.
Date:Not before 1893, Not after 1896
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 163mm x 107mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:210 Records > 215 Photography
280 Leather, Textiles, and Fabrics > 286 Woven Fabrics
290 Clothing
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
590 Familiy
710 Military Technology > 714 Uniform and Accouterment
850 Infancy and Childhood
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Bibliography:Malić, Goran. "Milan Jovanović, fotograf". Beograd: SANU, 1997.
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 20181
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic