MILICA ILIĆ
art historian, Heritage Museum Petrovac na Mlavi

ILUSTRACIJE BOŽE VESELINOVIĆA U „POLITIKINOM ZABAVNIKU“ OD 1973. DO 1979. GODINE
ILLUSTRATIONS BY BOŽA VESELINOVIĆ IN THE “POLITIKIN ZABAVNIK”, FROM 1973 TO 1979

Journal 8/2012 (Museum of Applied Art), pages 109-118

UDC:
76.071.1 Veselinović B. ;
070.15POLITIKIN ZABAVNIK”1973/1979”
ID 195693324

Abstract (original language):
Rad se bavi ilustracijama Božidara Bože Veselinovića (1921–1999), rađenim za „Politikin zabavnik“, koje se čuvaju u Legatu Zavičajnog muzeja u Petrovcu na Mlavi. Kroz morfološku analizu je predstavljen plastički i ikonografski sloj Veselinovićevih ilustracija, razmatrano pitanje odnosa teksta i crteža, argumentovano definisana ilustracija kao potencijalna zasebna kategorija primenjene umetnosti. Cilj rada je predstavljanje umetničkog stvaralaštva Bože Veselinovića kao jednog od vodećih ilustratora i strip crtača na domaćim prostorima, u drugoj polovini prošlog veka, kroz problemsko sagledavanje ilustracije kao verbalno-vizuelnog medija pop kulture.

Key words: (original language)
Božidar Veselinović, ilustracija, Politikin Zabavnik, strip, tekst, crtež

Summary:
Legacy in Heritage Museum Petrovac na Mlavi consists of illustrations by Božidar Boža Veselinović (1921 – 1999), done for the magazine the “Politikin Zabavnik” in the period from 1973 to 1979. Illustrations were done in ink drawing technique on illustration board applied to a mount board. According to their themes, Legacy illustrations are divided into two cycles: Battles and Military Conquests and National Costumes through Centuries.
Illustrations are examples of prolific work of Boža Veselinović, the “Politikin Zabavnik” illustrator and one of the most outstanding comic-book illustrators of the second half of the th 20 century. On one hand, the following is expressed through morphological analysis: plastic and iconographic layer of illustrations/drawings; artistic interpretation of themes and motifs of the content of illustrations and drawing characteristics of artist's authentic signature style; problem treatment of newspapers illustration as a drawing in original form and a reproduction in printed medium, with a reference to the relation of basic illustration elements – text and picture. On the other hand, a definition of illustration as potentially distinct category of applied art, emphasising common characteristics and differences of comic-book and illustration, two related, mutually complementing, verbal and visual mediums of popular culture, is explored.

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