Petra Dragasevic

Author

Art Historian and Germanist

Articles by Petra

Artist Stories

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Life Is Beautiful

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on 24 November 1864 in Albi, France. He wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon but due to illness became a painter.

Petra Dragasevic 9 September 2022

Giotto Meeting at the Golden Gate Medieval Art

The First Kiss in Art History

It was back in the year 1305 when Giotto di Bondone painted a fresco capturing the moment when Virgin Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anne, kissed...

Petra Dragasevic 1 September 2022

Photography

Black Female Photographers Fighting for Social Inclusion of Marginalized People

This is a story of three Black female photographers who through their documentary photographs, handle and explore gender identity and related topics...

Petra Dragasevic 19 August 2022

Women Artists

Mastering Details: Heads and Hands in Käthe Kollwitz’s Art

The focus of Käthe Kollwitz’s art is the human being. Above all, a compassionate, humane outlook is characteristic of her approach. She was mainly...

Petra Dragasevic 4 August 2022

Art Worlds: Passages Marijana Stanić Interview

The Artist and Her World: Marijana Stanić

Marijana Stanić is a conceptual and multimedia artist and curator who just had her mini-retrospective exhibition. I talked with her about the...

Petra Dragasevic 27 June 2022

Slavko Kopač Review

Slavko Kopač: Painting the Experienced, Not the Seen

Slavko Kopač, a Croatian-French painter, was one of the most important protagonists of Art Brut and Art Informel, artistic directions of innovative...

Petra Dragasevic 10 February 2022

Sun Sculpture

The City Where the Sun Never Sets: The Grounded Sun in Zagreb

No matter the weather conditions, there has always been sun in Zagreb for the last 50 years, 365 days a year, with few interruptions. This is thanks...

Petra Dragasevic 16 December 2021

Fat Convertible Contemporary Art

Erwin Wurm: How to See Things in a Different Way

Erwin Wurm is an artist who creates humorous art which is actually either a parody of everyday situations and known objects, or a criticism of our...

Petra Dragasevic 25 November 2021

Art State of Mind

The Ultimate Question: Why Should You Learn About Art?

Art creates emotions and, generally, you either like a certain piece of art or you don’t. But despite that, what is valid for everything else is...

Petra Dragasevic 1 October 2021

Abstract Expressionism

One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His Meander

When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is...

Petra Dragasevic 24 July 2021