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BIOGRAPHY P R U D N I K O F F_______________________________________It was the hand of God that joined a Serbian woman and a Russian man, who had come to Serbia as boy, with his parents, after the October Revolution in Russia.So, on April 19th 1939. in Uzice, they got their son Djordje - Djordje PrudnikovIn 1946. the family moved to Belgrade. After completing his grammar school, Djordje was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts. Few months later he left it to enroll at the Academy of Applied Arts where he graduated in the class of Professor Mihailo Petrov.During his studies Prudnikoff was rewarded several times for graphic design.Graphic (industrial) design was his preoccupation while staying in Wienna, in 1967. Before leaving for Vienna, after visiting an industrial design exhibition that inspired him, he started to do industrial design himself. It was design of completely new shapes of glasses. In Vienna, he had contacts with Rosenthal, Gralglass and other companies that belonged to Euro "Group 21". They were not only full of compliments for the artist but offered him a cooperation. After 5 months spent in Vienna, he returned to Belgrade for a summer holiday. Nostalgic feelings overwhelmed him and he remained at home.That was most likely the reason why some of his ideas were used while he was away, and without his approval. One of his ideas even won the ''Oscar'' for design in 1969. in Germany.At the International competition for new ideas in furniture design, in 1968 in Italy, he was granted a reward and 3 months scholarship by the company called Sormani from Milan for perfecting himself in furniture design.During and after his studies he was mostly occupied with creations in the field of applied arts and took part in projects for furniture and applied pottery for several well-known Italian enterprises. His work were selected for the ITALIAN DESIGN exhibitions in many European metropolises, and that was the time when Italian design was considered one of the best in the world.While staying in Italy, he established a good cooperation with Gabbianelli (and some others), and achieved his greatest success.Prudnikoff met many interesting people in Italy, the most impressive contact being with Mr.Dino Gavina, one of the pioneers of industrial design who said that "he had waited for such an Artist" There were remarkable proposals to work in Bologna but, unfortunately, the two distinct personalities had conflicts from the very beginning.That was unfortunate, of course. As he stayed in Belgrade longer than he planned, he failed to take his chance to realise his project ''Habitata'', already accepted at the Milano Trienale in 1975, for a well known enterprise ''Zanotta'' /transparent armchair, armchair in a shape of the sack /In 1976. he had left Italy, and only 18 years later learned abut the reason why Italian authorities had not granted him extended work permit. There was a bad guy who lived in Milan at the same time, and possessed a passport in the name of Prudnikoff. That man loved his painting but had no idea how he affected his life. Prudnikoff's idea was borrowed in Italy as well, and an ''armchair - FIELD'' won the 1st prize at an international contest, but it was not registered under his name .In Belgrade, Prudnikoff became famous not only as an artist, but for his whole-page advertisements announced in daily newspapers. These advertisements symbolized his reactions to certain occurrences, whether he approved of them or not. At first, this way of communication with the community represented his discontent with the contemporary art critique that did not accept him, and that, apart from few exceptions, did not win his confidence.C O N T E M P O R A R I E S !!!Prudnikoff took part in numerous collective and independent exhibitions both in the country and abroad. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Memmber of HONOUR "ARTS - SCIENCES - LETTRES"SOCIETE ACADEMIQUE D'EDUCATION & D'ENCOURRAGEMENT L'ACADEMIE FRANCAISEMember of: American Society of Portrait ArtistPortrait Society of Canada.ACEA, Federació Internacional de Entidades Artísticas y Artistas Plásticos.ULUPUDS, Belgrad
SELF_ORIENTED ARTISTS SELF_ABUSE ! -------------------------------------------------- Trying to understand what is going on in the modern art would be quite a problem.The reason is that a “ modern artist ” works just for his own satisfaction!It is difficult to understand for many of us!( Still, we should bear in mind that it happens with other professions as well ) If we make a correlation to our daily life, it would be like having a person not very much favoured by others …... the opposite sex, who withdraws and turns into their own space, trying to resolve the problem.There will always be voyeurs, who take satisfaction from observing from the sidelines …... both in the world of art and in life!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------M y o p i n i o n.....Modern art has originated as a reaction to the appearance of photography and it is a creation of the artist who had removed the man, the figure off canvas. This may be compared to the situation one finds after earthquake when everything is in ruins. This is the modern art. The greater monstrosity or chaos on canvas the more exhalted modern critics are. The figure has disappeared at one point of time from canvas, while later on photography itself has been established as artistic work... And following the earthquake the situation is getting stable ! AuthorHOME
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To know me better !DearF r i e n d s Now it is twenty minutes to eleven in the evening, and I usually already sleep long ago.In the meantime I can't... I am thinking about something that you certainly know... I would like only to remind you on that.Both you and me, we won't be here one day,( maybe we would live forever... to be a little bit witty?)but anyone you would associate with,anything you would do,you could be remembered only by that because you have my paintings.And Leonardo and Mikelandjelo and the other great old masters had maecenas, and thanks to them there exist that extraordinary paintings... ....just as the others art works, for which we remember and value one country.By reason of such realizations that countries are visited!Big chance is offered to you and I will wait you a little bit to see if you would utilize it. Painter & DesignerYugoslavian artist Djordje Prudnikoff presents his fine portrait paintings, plus; figure painting, still life painting, landscapes and sky scapes, all done in a masterful style of elegance and grace.Djordje is an award winning painter and also an award winning graphic designer.
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