GALERIES

One of the oldest galleries in Zlatibor is the one owned by Božidar Kovačević in Borova Glava settlement. It is 12 kilometers from the mountain center. Kovačević built a gallery composed of several traditional cottages that are home to a permanent exhibition consisting of artwork by this and other artists who were inspired by Zlatibor. Mountain landscapes are represented on numerous drawings, watercolors, and pastels.

Vladimir Mitrović is a self-taught painter and sculpture who has a gallery in Trnava village, 23 km from Zlatibor center. His canvases are full of Trnava motives, while birds’ sculptures in stone made him famous. An art colony takes place here every year, gathering artists from Serbia and abroad.

Another self-taught wood carving artist Miladin Lekić comes from this area. His gallery is situated right next to the road Užice-Višegrad in Šljivovica village. For his unusual sculptures, he mostly uses local walnut tree, mulberry, and oak. The most famous pieces represent local farmers while his life-sized figures adorn traditional environments in Zlakusa, Kremna, Mokra Gora. The figure or a donkey and a peasant named Zlatibor Fast Train can be seen next to the lake in Zlatibor center.

In Tripkova village, about 15 km from the tourist center, one can find Velimir Tošanić’s gallery. This stained-glass artist has discovered his art in 1988 in Germany where he learned the craft. His first exhibition was organized in Serbia in 1993. This is the artist who did a vast glass ceiling of the Sankt Petersburg hotel in Russia under which the famous meeting of George Bush and Vladimir Putin took place in 2003.