The Permanent Exhibition of the Gallery of Matica Srpska takes you to a three centuries long journey through Serbian Art – from Zoograf paintings of the 18th century to the Modernism of the 20th century. Walking through centuries among the works of famous Serbian artists, feel the spirit of the past and find out everything you did not yet know about Serbian Art.

The Permanent Exhibition of the 18th c. Art in the Collection of the Gallery of Matica Srpska shows the artistic expression of traditional Zoograf painting, Early Baroque, High and Late Baroque Serbian painting of the 18th century, through the selection of representative artworks (icons, religious compositions and portraits).

The Permanent Exhibition of Serbian Art of the 19th c. People and Events. The Image of the Past represents personalities and events important for the history of Serbian people of that time, as well as the thematic and aesthetic commitment of artists, which confirms the importance and place of Serbian art in the European artistic context of the 19th century.

The Permanent Exhibition Modernisms – Continuities and Confrontations illustrates the process of transformation of Serbian art from the moment of the establishment of a modern pictorial image to its thematic and formal destruction. The exhibited works of Serbian art of the 20th c. summarize 70 years of searching, re-examining and confronting various modern art movements.

The Permanent Exhibition Large-Scale Paintings – Testimonies of the Epochs shows artworks of the 19th and 20th centuries that in a special way represent painters, the most popular religious scenes and historical events, famous personalities and the most successful artistic achievements, as an important representation of an epoch and a unique testimony of past times.

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Each museum has its own “Mona Lisa”! We single out for you ten masterpieces of the Gallery of Matica Srpska that you should not miss while visiting the Permanent Exhibition.

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