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Monument commemorating the Kosovo Heroes

Monument commemorating the Kosovo Heroes, © Museum of Applied ArtenlargeMonument commemorating the Kosovo Heroes, © Museum of Applied Art


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Object:Monument commemorating the Kosovo Heroes
Description:Collage embedding the photograph of a monument into the drawing of ficticious surroundings, which feature flags flying on decorated poles, lampposts, flower beds and conifers.
Comment:The monument dedicated to the "Kosovo Heroes" is a landmark of Kruševac and was made by Serbian sculptor Đorđe Jovanović. It was unveiled on 'Vidovdan' (St. Vitus Day and memorial day of the Battle of Kosovo) in 1904 in the presence of King Petar I Karađorđević. The sculptural elements of the monument were exhibited at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Made in the spirit of the French academism, the pyramidal composition with the dominant composition of the Kosovo hero Boško Jugović (one of the main characters of the Kosovo legend) and a fairy at the top, as well as the sculptures of a national poet and a girl (personification of Serbia) at the foot, the author presents the basic idea of Serbian centuries-long struggle for national freedom.
Date:Not before 1904
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 165mm x 105mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:130 Geography > 131 Location
170 History and Culture Change > 173 Traditional History
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
330 Building and Construction
360 Settelments
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 20188
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic