EXIBITION DEDICATED TO NIKOLA KRASNOV OFFICIALY OPENED AT THE ROYAL PALACE
Exhibition “Nikola Krasnov - Making Palace of the Yugoslav King”
Belgrade, 30th September 2012. - Exhibition “Nikola Krasnov - Making Palace of the Yugoslav King” is officially opened tonight at the Royal Palace. HRH Crown Prince Alexander together with H.E. Mr Bratislav Petkovic, Minister of culture and information of Republic of Serbia officially opened the exhibition.
The exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of architect Nikola Krasnov, which is on the initiative of HM King Alexander I, in period between the two World Wars, started building the Royal Compound in Belgrade. Krasnov, formerly Russian imperial architect, designed the look of the capital and several towns in Serbia. Exhibition at the Royal Palace in Dedinje, selected reprints through archival documents, the public will present just one paragraph from almost half a century long works great architect Krasnov. Authors of the exhibition were architect Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council, and Ms. Viktorija Kamilic, art historian and curator at the Royal Palace.
The opening of the exhibition was attended by numerous distinghuished guests, among who were His Grace Bishop of Remesiana Andrej, Mr. Miroslav Tasic, state secretary at the Ministry of culture and information, academician Dimitrije Stefanovic, Secretary general of Serbian Academy of science and arts (SASU), members of diplomatic corps H.E. Dr. Johannes Eigner, Ambassador of Austria, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Chushev, Ambassador of Belarus, H.E. Mr. François-Xavier Deniau, Ambassador of France H.E. Mr. Toshio Tsunozaki, Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr. Zaw Tun, Ambassador of Myanmar, members of advisory bodies to the Crown, Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council, Mr. Dusan Babac, member of the Privy Council, academician and member of the Crown Council Mr. Dusan Kovacevic, Prof. Dr. Dragoljub Kavran, member of the member of the Crown Council, Prof. Dr. Nikola Moravcevic member of the Crown Council, Prof. Dr. Kosta Cavoski, member of the Crown Cabinet, Mr. Djurdje Ninkovic, member of the Crown Cabinet, numerous representatives of Serbian cutural institutions and other distighuished guests.
In organizing of the construction of the Royal Palace the experienced and versatile artist, Krasnov, appeared as a designer, creator and decorator as well as an art curator. According to the documents all projects and sketches were made in the period 1929-1934. (a couple in 1938). Architectural projects, preparatory sketches, drawings entire interior, technical drawings, the paintings, sketches and watercolors have been well preserved. The complexity of the task meant that his responsibilities ranged from planning spatial entities to interior design solutions furniture design, furniture as well as exterior for the park. A special highlight is fresco painting for the court's church of St. Andrew the First-Called.
Exhibition at the Royal Palace in Dedinje, testifies of an extraordinary artist whose talents contributed to a very important project such is the construction of the royal residence. Krasnov was the designer and creator of a whole architectural design, but above all, he was very devoted to working for King Alexander I, until the last day of his life and reign.
The exhibition is open for visitors until October 14th . Visiting hours are 12am and 2pm on working days and 1pm on Saturday. All visits should be announced at least one day in advance by calling the number 011/306-4075.