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Studio portrait of poet Lazar Kostić

Studio portrait of poet Lazar Kostić, © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeStudio portrait of poet Lazar Kostić, © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia


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Object:Studio portrait of poet Lazar Kostić
Description:Upper-body shot of a seated man wearing a dark suit, a white shirt and tie and a fob chain. There is a table with paper and books next to him.
Comment:Laza Kostić (1841, Kovilj, Novi Sad – 1910, Vienna) was a Serbian poet, prose writer, lawyer, philosopher, polyglot, publicist and politician. He is considered one of the greatest minds of Serbian literature. He devoted himself to writing poetry and to doing translations from various European languages. He promoted the study of English (to balance the German predominance in the Balkans), and him and Dr. Jovan Andrejević-Joles (1833–1864) were among the first to systematically translate Shakespeare into Serbian.
Date:Not after 1910
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Publisher:S.B. Cvijanović
Dimensions:Artefact: 85mm x 137mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 184 Cultural Participation
190 Language
200 Communication > 204 Press
210 Records > 212 Writing
210 Records > 214 Publishing
290 Clothing
460 Labor
530 Arts > 536 Drama
540 Commercialized Entertainment > 545 Musical and Theatrical Productions
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
660 Political Behavior
690 Justice > 693 Legal and Judicial Personnel
Copyright:Muzej Pozorišne Umetnosti Srbije
Archive:Museum of Theater Art of Serbia, Inv. No.: I-515
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic