October 2012 - Nude Girl
Inv. No. 11/02
Year unknown (second half of the XX century)
The Royal Palace
The sculpture made by Vojislav Vujisić named A Nude Girl is part of the setting of the Royal Palace library. This sculpture of a stylized form is made of wood. A figure of a girl is integrated and filled with deep lyrical feelings and sensitivity.
A wavy line dominates and as an outline the drawing unites the mass, emphasizing verticality and contrast. The female figure is shaped with smooth and polished surfaces, while geometrical elements that discretely emerge from the sculpture can be seen as an influence of cubism.
The nude figure of a girl, with her hands raised above her head turned towards her left shoulder, is caught in the state of awaking, while her clothes wrapped around her ankles that seem to constrain and burden her.
The sculpture is one of Vujisić’s works was probably made after the 1955 since this work entered the collection of Royal Compound at the end of the 1950s following the order of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic.
Vujisić Vojislav was born in Djakovica in 1924. After World War II he graduated from the School of Applied Arts, and immediately enrolled in the Academy of Applied Arts, which he finished in 1952. He travelled throughout Italy and France in search of new experiences. His works were exhibited in Belgrade for the first time in 1952. After that he participated in many group exhibitions organised by the Fine Arts Association in Serbia, the Fine Arts Union of Yugoslavia, the October Salon in Belgrade, as well as the Fine Arts Salon in Belgrade and many more.
During his artistic career Vujisić made many representative artistic works for which he received acknowledgments and awards. He was an assistant professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade and he influenced many generations of the post war Yugoslav sculptors.