Some of the most prominent figures in classical and contemporary art are sculptors - from Roden, through Ivan Mestrovic, to Henry Moore or Jeff Koons. This is why sculpting is considered to be one of the most respected visual disciplines.
The Sculpture program focuses on acquiring knowledge in human anatomy, developing a refined sense of space, mastering the ability to work with a variety of materials, and nurturing independent artistic expression.
Modern sculptors, in addition to traditional sculpting methods, are also used by modern technologies and 3D modeling, which makes them able to be realized in numerous fields. Thanks to their knowledge and skills, they are engaged in other highly sought after and profitable professions - from fashion, through designing private and public spaces, to 3D modeling and development of VR technologies.
At Sculpture you will master the traditional techniques and modern technologies, acquire the knowledge and skills to turn your talent into a career of a successful artist and get the opportunity to, through applied sculpture, leave a notable mark in profitable creative industries.
The most famous Serbian sculptors:
Petar Ubavkic - founder of Serbian sculpture
Petar Ubavkic is considered the founder of Serbian sculpture. He was born in 1850 and passed away in 1910. This painter and sculptor spent most of his youth studying abroad - Vienna, Munich and Rome, precisely in the field of sculpture. After his education, he returned to Belgrade where he began to work as a professor, and soon became an honorary member of SASA - 1892.
His sculptural works were incorporated into the time in which he created and shaped - in his art he followed the then popular trend of classicism and romanticism. Petar Ubavkic left behind many public monuments, as well as sculptures - portraits.
His most famous sculptures are portraits consisting of the head or bust of famous Serbian greats such as Vuk Karadzic, Dositej Obradovic, Knez Milos Obrenovic and Duro Danicic. His sculptures are in various museums, and the most famous - Portrait of Vuk Karadzic, is part of the permanent exhibition of the National Museum in Belgrade.
Dragomir Arambasic - Sculptural Academism
Dragomir Arambasic (1881 - 1945) is one of the most famous Serbian sculptors, and his sculptures exude academicism and he remained faithful to this direction in art until his death.
He went to study sculpture in Munich and Dresden, and continued his studies in Rome and Paris. He is one of the founders of the Association of Fine Artists in Belgrade and was a member of all prestigious Serbian art associations.
Arambasic's most famous works are Mother Sculpture, A Fisherman Who Casts a Net, and A Girl with a Broken Crow. Many works from his work are public monuments in various cities of Serbia: The Awakening Fountain in front of the Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion, in Kalemegdan; Monument for the Fatherland in Leskovac; Defense sculpture erected in the head of the House of the RS National Assembly and many others.
Toma Rosandic - The horses were playing crows
Toma Rosandic (1878 - 1958) is a famous Serbian sculptor and academic. He is originally from Split, though he spent most of his life living and working in Belgrade, and was the first rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
Rosandic was educated in Vienna, in the studio of the famous Croatian and Yugoslav sculptor Ivan Meštrović, who is the creator of the Monument to the Victor on Kalemegdan, the Monument to the Unknown Hero on Avala and many other world-famous Balkan monuments. Many agree that Mestrovic, Rosandic's friend and teacher, is the most famous and best Yugoslav sculptor.
Toma Rosandic mostly worked with bronze, and his most famous sculpture was Playing Horses with Crows, and with them giant heroes erected in front of the House of the RS National Assembly. The symbolism of this sculpture was and remains enigmatic, and each is interpreted in its own way.
When it comes to Serbian sculpture, it should be borne in mind that many public monuments, as well as other sculptural works, were made in the time of Yugoslavia, so it is not surprising that many sculptors from Croatia decorated Serbia with their works, and vice versa. It is ungrateful to make a distinction in sculpture between the countries of the former Yugoslavia, since most sculpting works were made during the time of this state union.
Important Serbian and Yugoslav sculpture names include Djordje Jovanovic, Simeon Roksandic, Zivojin Lukic, Sreten Stojanovic and many others whose work should be explored by anyone interested in this field.