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Siniša Paunović
Smilja Stojanović
Mića Ilić
Desanka Maksimović
Zoran Janičić
Biljana Šukilović
Mile Ignjatović
Miodrag Mića Nedeljović

Mile Ignjatović, critic of art:

“Phenomenon of the naďve self-educated art of painting in the last few decades drew the attention of the contemporary art science that, thanks to the original characteristics of this art, contributed to it’s real valuation and final affirmation. The directness of this art is possible to explain as an expression of the authentic interior content and emotional tension of the author in whose works the esthetic goal never dominates.
A very interesting author, in the recent time of our naďve painting, we find in the paintings on glass of Milisav Mića Marinković He makes paintings by taking the topics from imagination and every-day life, from real life and national legends. Those are the projections of the impressions and dreams from his childhood, full of fantastic and poetic beauty. That feeling is transformed so intensively and picturesquely that passing over the edge of the reality only contributes to the stronger expression of the form and color.
Undoubtedly Marinković likes the people and objects he is being surrounded by that he proves by presenting the modest objects from every-day life to which he sometimes gives, with a feeling of sincere art sensibility, the grotesque-poetic expressive strength. The motive that appears often is the winter description of a village, with deep blue sky over the horizon, with dark red and brown accents of almost clear color, that covers the houses that are under the light blue fresh snow. The impression of the magic secrecy in painting the atmosphere and visible nature is enriched by color effect, given in authors own interpretation, whose intensity gives to this art of painting the meaning of real naďve art.
Rich forms and juicy colored surfaces are coming together in a live rhythm of shapes and colors, and the feeling for the space and measure in the composition as much as the uniqueness of the drawings are based on the perception gift. The harmonious relating of front and back plans, with line as much as with color, with the feeling for tone values, come from inborn talent which gives to these paintings intensity and life strength. On some paintings with plastic sharpness and clearness of shapes with which he forms his objects, the fruits of the soil are emphasized in the first place, often with over dimensional forms which merely contributes to the greater expression under conscious control of the narrative skill of the author.
The use of allegories and surrealistic motives is an expression of his own feeling for reality that the author, by using the language of naďve art of painting, transmitted to the world of fairytale and surrealism. He carries inside him his magic idea of idea of the world, shaping it with inspiration of creative spontaneity of inborn painting talent which is passing over all historic and progressive stylistic categories.
The surrealistic approach, certain Breugel’s atmosphere perceived by the critics, treatment of the spilt brightness on the painting, way of showing human and animal figures, that are not being essential part of the theme but are contributing to the narration, and the use of the colors by feeling them, like an expression of inside impression instead of objective perception of reality, are basic elements that have contributed to forming of artistic and creative individuality of Milisav Marinković.
Different from the school of Hlebine, to whose teachers he is being attached by the sonorous palette and way of using the colors, with tendency to surrealistic and with atmosphere of fantasy he brings to our naďve art with his paintings on glass a different symbolism in a completely different space and time which to those paintings gives a certain expression of universality. He is one of our rare naďve painters that is trying to reach the great dimensions of the paintings.
One can say that Marinković gets his creative inspiration from his love for mankind, from his strong feeling for live national tradition and legend and, above all, from his faith in true power of art.”

On the opening of the exhibition in Novi Sad:

“The fantastic motives, allegory in artistic narration, interesting themes of a different kind, inspired honesty, mature composition and memories of the childhood spent in snow drifts of Jadovnik – that is the artistic opus of talented “naďve artist” Milisav Mića Marinković who presented himself successfully to the public of Novi Sad in the gallery of the Museum of Vojvodina in November 1996.
The critics emphasized that this painter was a pleasant surprise for artistic public and that he had already entered the top of the naďve art painting of Serbia.”