Description I have always been fascinated by Gustave Courbet's provocative manifest of realism: 'Origin of the World'. But, for me it is manifest of femitheism (my neologism), and I tried to highlight this in my work. No Adam, only Gnostic Eve as a mother of all gods!Pliny, the first-century historian of the ancient world, writes in his work 'Natural History' of how hailstorms, whirlwinds and lightning are all quited and dispelled by a face-off with a naked woman.And last of all, there is Catalan saying: 'The sea calms down if it sees a woman's cunt'! (Catherine Blackledge: 'A Natural History of Female Sexuality')
Dragoljub Paunovic, Belgrade Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement He is a programmer by profession and he worked for more then two decades in the software development projects in leading positions.
Digital art has fascinated him for years as a new way for capturing mysterious corners of the human imagination. Today, we can confidently say that the digital art offers limitless horizons for everything, from figurative compositions to landscapes and abstractions.
His favorite painters are Gustave Courbet, Anders Zorn, Amadeo Modigliani, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro and Marc Shagal.
His featured works are dedicated to his dual passions for female beauty and abstractions.
His credo: “I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.” - Gustave Courbet.
It is a great honor for him to share his passion with you, so he hopes you will enjoy your visit.