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The Golden Section of Deception

Nikola Vučo, (photo published in the almanac L'Imposible), 1930

film, negative

MAA Inv. No. 15978

Nikola Vučo can be considered as the official photographer of the Serbian surrealism, the first avant-garde movement that existed almost concurrently in the European and Serbian art. His legacy to the Museum of Applied Art consists of the original negatives and photographs taken both in Paris and Belgrade in 1929 and 1930.

Vučo transformed the conventional relationship between photography and reality, he allowed it to double and multiply the objects, to cut and decompose previously photographed wholes, to enlarge certain fragments to the very limits of recognition, or the making of images within images. In this way Vuco created works that could be compared to the most important creations in Surrealist photography in the world.