The most famous Serbian artist at the turn of the 19th/20th century, Paja Jovanovic (1859-1957) studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, later moving to the city permanently. During his long artistic career, Jovanovic worked in many fields, painting episodes from Serbian history (Migration of the Serbs, Proclamation of the Code of Emperor Dusan), as well as genre paintings and portraits of famous people. He also tried his hand at religious art for churches in Dolovo and Novi Sad, where he painted iconostases.
During his lifetime, Jovanovic bequeathed a large number of his works to the Belgrade City Museum, of which only a small part is shown in the permanent exposition. However, in addition to his paintings, one can also view the artist's painting equipment, personal documents, diplomas, medals and letters. The Renaissance-period portal and the master's room, decorated in Louis XV style, were brought over from the artist's workshop in Vienna.
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