An exhibition of paintings by Momo Kapor, including the famous portrait of Desanka Maksimović, will be held in the Svilara Cultural Station from 23 December to 6 January. In addition to paintings, you will have a chance to see the artist’s personal belongings – brushes, easels, palettes from his studio in Belgrade.
Momo’s works, soaked in the most beautiful emotions and sentiment, give us an almost vanished world full of nostalgia, love and beauty, which you have now a chance to see. The gala opening is scheduled for 23 December at 7 p.m., and the audience will be addressed by Ljiljana Kapor, Momo’s wife and the founder of the Momo Kapor Endowment.
The programme is jointly implemented by the Momo Kapor Endowment, the publishing house Vina iz Francuske, which is preparing a monograph dedicated to the great writer, painter and journalist, the Svilara Cultural Station and the ‘Almašani’ Association.
The exhibition will be available to visitors on weekdays and weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on non-working days, 1 and 2 January. In addition to this, two terms for professional guidance through the exhibition will be organized: on 28 December from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on 4 January also from 6 p.m..
When we look at Momo’s paintings from the past and from the present moment, the impression of the blue line of life, as Branko V. Radičević would say, lasts unrepeatable and so suggestive, forgiving but also youthfully irritated. I remember only two painters who, in my environment, achieved that blue trick of infinity as an element more durable and powerful than both air and water, to which they owe a lot. – Draško Ređep