At the First Sight

At the First Sight

The Museum of Applied Art
Permanent exhibition

At the First Sight: The Museum of Applied Art

Realization: Mila Gajić, senior curator MAA; Marija Bujić, museum advisor MAA; Draginja Maskareli, senior curator MAA; Jelena Perać, MA, senior curator MAA and Biljana Crvenković, curator MAA

Ехihibition At the First Sight: The Museum of Applied Art is the first phase of the collaborative work of the curators from different Museum’s departments. The exhibition features art work from the following departments: Wood and Period Furniture Department, Metalwork and Jewelry Department, Textile and Costume Department, Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass Department and Photography, Applied Graphics and Book Illustration and Design Department. On this occasion, a significant number of artifacts have been exhibited for the first time in several decades, while a number of museum exhibits have been featured for the first time at this exhibition.

The process of work on this exhibition represents “an attempt” to present versatile Museum material and, in that regard, its final goal is “an experimental” arrangement, as a first phase in creating the future Museum exhibition arrangements. What featured objects have in common is their belonging to “small worlds of everyday life” of the urban milieu and its different forms of manifestation, contributing to its aestheticizing.

The objects are classified in constructed chronological – stylistic groups, without expressed narrative and contextualisation. As the arrangement is “experimental”, its goal is to focus the visitors’ attention on the very objects and to show the possibility of communication and interaction between them, from which the future narratives in the framework of the Museum exhibitions will be developed.

We would like to invite you to take a peek at the Museum of Applied Art collections, to discover the beauty and versatility of their contents.

WOOD AND PERIOD FURNITURE DEPARTMENT

Tabernacle

Southern Germany, second quarter of the 18th century
Wood, marquetry (walnut root, box-wood, poplar, ash)
Baroque
210 x 164 x 78 cm
MAA Inv. No. 56

Armchair

Austrian Empire, Novi Sad, c.1840
Pinewood, walnut veneer; inlay of maple and bird’s-eye maple; seat, back and arms upholstered in dark blue velvet
Biedermeier
108 x 65 x 78 cm
MAA inv.no.389

Ceiling

Ottoman Empire, Prizren, 19th century
Pinewood, carved
425 x 390 cm
MAA Inv. No. 1682

Sewing Table

Austrian, Vienna, c.1820
Wood, walnut and cedar veneer; painting, gilding, carving
Biedermeier
79 x 50 x 47 cm
MAA inv. no. 3834

Chair (part of a set)

The Kingdom of Serbia, 1907
Designed by Dragutin Inkiostri Medenjak
Wood, leather
Art Nouveau
92 x 45 x 47 cm
MAA Inv. No. 4834

Screen

The Kingdom of Serbia, last decade of the 19th century
Nadežda Petrović
Wood, glass, oil painting
Historicism
Dimensions 150 x 64 x 34.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 4390

Dining Table

Germany, around 1830
Wood: solid walnut; veneer: walnut, Birdseye Maple
Biedermeier
R 142 cm; h 81.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 23546

METALWORK AND JEWELRY DEPARTMENT

Plate

Germany, the first half of the 16th century
Brass; forging
Diameter: 48.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 6216

Hunting Horn

France, late 16th – early 17th century
Ivory; cutting
Length: 66 cm
MAA Inv. No. 541

Cruet Frame

Austrian Empire, Vienna, 1853
Silver, gilt, glass; casting, pressing
33 × 11, 5 × 26 cm
MAA Inv. No. 5998

Centrepiece

Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, the second half of the 19th century
Silver, glass; casting, chasing
Height: 41.8 cm, tazza diameter: 37.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 23539

Tazza

England, London, 1832
William Bateman II
Silver; forging, casting
Height: 11 cm, radius: 30 cm
MAA Inv. No. 23853

TEXTILE AND COSTUME DEPARTMENT

Bath clogs

The Ottoman Empire, Kosovo, 19th century
Mother-of-pearl, tin wire; chiselling, inlay
Length: 23 cm
MAA Inv. No. 1952

Kilim

The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Pirot, 1941
Wool; kilim weave
195 × 74 cm
MAA Inv. No. 11430

Fan

Austria (?), 1860–1880
Ivory, silk, wood, meta
l Length: 24 cm
MAA Inv. No. 23659
Given by Jelena Jovanović from Belgrade

Shoes

Western or Central Europe, c. 1910
Mark of the seller: “Savčić i Nikolić”, Belgrade
Leather, satin, linen, beads, leather sole; embroidery
Length: 25.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 23928

Heron II

The Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes / Yugoslavia, 1928–1932
Dragutin Inkiostri Medenjak
Tempera, canvas
141×56 cm (with a frame)
MAA Inv. No. 9331

CERAMICS, PORCELAIN AND GLASS DEPARTMENT

Vase

Central Europe, the late 19th and the first decades of the 20th century
In the style of Emile Galle (Emile Galle, 1846–1904)
Glass
Height: 20 cm
MAA Inv. No. 138

Vase

Central Europe, the late 19th and the first decades of the 20th century
In the style of Emile Galle (Emile Galle, 1846–1904)
Glass
Height: 20 cm
MAA Inv. No. 4329

Figural group

Saxony, Meissen, c. 1850
Meissen Porcelain Manufacture (Meissener Porzellan-Manufaktur)
Porcelain
Height: 20 cm
MAA Inv. No. 2335

Travel chest for the spirits

France, second half of the 19th century
Glass, cut, gilded; wood, painted, metal, mother of pearl
Height 80 cm
MAA Inv. No. 2342

PHOTOGRAPHY, APPLIED GRAPHICS AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT

The Antula Family Photograph Album

Germany (?), c. 1870
Leather, wood, canvas, alloy, cardboard; blindruk, gold embossing, gilt, application, photography
16.5 × 23 cm
MAA Inv. No. 21975
Given by Jovan Antula from Munich

Jovanka Jakovljević’s Photograph Album

1870-1880
Wood, cardboard, leather, mother of pearl, tempera, copper sheet, lacquer, paper; gluing, painting, gilt
29 × 22.5 cm
MAA Inv. No. 15173

Candlestick

Austrian Empire, Vienna, 1846-1850
Anastas Jovanović
Paper; pencil
19.2 × 21 cm
MAA Inv. No. 6431

A Design for a Samovar

Austrian Empire, Vienna, 1850-1858
Anastas Jovanović
Paper; pencil
30.2 × 26.3 cm
MAA Inv. No. 6439

A Design for Two Armchairs and a Candelabrum

Austrian Empire, Vienna, 1846-1858
Anastas Jovanović
Paper; pencil
16.8 × 26.4 cm
MAA Inv. No. 6429