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