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Portrait of Ana Lozanić

Milan Jovanović, 1903-1904

Paper, photography

MAA Inv. No. 10919

In late nineteenth and at the beginning of the twentieth century court photographer Milan Jovanovic was one of the most eminent men in Belgrade. Like the majority of photographers of his time he was engaged mostly in portraiture; portraits make the largest part of his opus. Beside the members of the bourgeoisie, Jovanovic photographed renowned persons of the Serbian art and culture who were his contemporaries and friends.

These portraits, free from the stereotypes and rules that he had to follow in all other cases, reflect a free spirit and creativeness both in the sitters and the photographer himself. One such work is the portrait of painter Ana Lozanic, daughter of Sima Lozanic, member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, and wife of Voja Marinkovic, a minister in the Serbian government. Jovanovic underlined the inner state of the portrayed by a delicate tilt of her head and appropriate lighting.