III Belgrade Mosaic Festival

Belgrade – House of Legacies, Knez Mihailova Street 46
January 18, 2022 – February 12, 2022

Author and organizer of the festival: Petar Vujošević
The festival was supported by: Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade, Mapei Company, Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade
Contact: Petar Vujošević, mozaik.fest@gmail.com

Would you like to hear an old legend?

There was a novice Potter who lived in the small Chinese town. Working in one of the workshops, he once made a glass bowl. When he removed her from the fire, he was so amazed by her beauty and colour – that he dropped her!

Terrified, the young man just stood. According to the Chinese laws at the time, he should have been punished for the destroyed piece of art. He picked up all the pieces of the broken bowl and escaped into the woods. Instead of trying to run away, the young craftsman came to astonishing idea! He sawed out the wood base for the mosaic canvas and laid out his masterpiece of broken crockery on it and carefully placed the fragments of a broken bowl in it.

The master greeted him with anger in the workshop. However, the unfriendly mood did not last long. A new masterpiece appeared in front of him, shining in a handful of colours. Enchanted, the master kept this artistic technique of joining small glass pieces, which spread throughout the whole China.

That is how, according to the legend, the ceramic mosaic was created. However, it is not the only legend concerning the origin of mosaics. The rest of them you could have searched for at one unique event.

You had the opportunity to take the place of this craftsman – during the III Belgrade Mosaic Festival. An important part of the festival was the mosaic workshop of the Stone and Fracture studio. All participants of the workshop could get acquainted with this ancient artistic technique, but also with the materials used today in making modern mosaics.

Now that you know about the legend, you can surely assume how old mosaic art is. We are talking about an artistic process that has its origins far back in the past, in the 8th century BC Mesopotamia. The mosaic has remained a constant of all the great civilizations of the East and the West – Babylon, Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Byzantium…

One might consider that the mosaic is just tied to pieces of glass. However, like its history, the mosaic itself provided many possibilities and variations in the process of creation. The materials used to create one were stone of all kinds (from beach pebbles to rare, polished marble), shells, bricks, pottery, glass, turquoise, ivory, etc. While in the first mosaics the binding material could still be noticed, in the later mosaics the technique was so perfected that the pieces completely gave the impression of the whole.

Why was the mosaic as attractive in the past as it is nowadays? The answer lies in the legend you read. Behind each mosaic is a story, both about its origin and about the image it depicts. From scenes concerning nature, ancient gods, heroes, animals, scenes of important events… Mosaic managed to make each of the depictions more sublime, magical, awaking real admiration and amazement through the play of light and colours.

An article in the British travel magazine Wanderlast demonstrates clearly why the city of Belgrade dedicated a whole festival to this unique art technique. The first place in the Wanderlast’s list of 13 most beautiful and stunning mosaics goes to Church of St. George at Oplenac. Being the largest in the world, it spreads over 3,500 square meters and contains tens of millions of cubes, which are packed – by hand! It should not surprise us that is, indeed, Belgrade that has one of the strongest mosaic scenes in Europe. By holding the festival, organizers proved its important leading position on the international scene.

The festival was held for the third time this year. It was first held in 2016, and then again in 2018. Meanwhile, it was held at the Cultural Centre of Serbia in Paris, where the selection of 25 mosaics from the exhibition Balkan Bridges in Plovdiv was presented.

The festival proved its uniqueness by providing content not only for mosaic lovers but also for artists. The accompanying program included lectures from the science fields related closely to the creators (geology, mineralogy, archeology, mathematics). Topics were diverse, including ancient mosaics in Serbia, ancient writers’ facts noted about mosaics, as well as lectures on the meaning and significance of modern mosaics.

Organisers highlighted both national and internationally important nature of the festival by displaying 100 works from 84 authors from Serbia and abroad. As far as Serbian mosaic art is concerned, all tendencies, directions and important authors have been presented. Organisers held a homage to Serbian great mosaicists Snežana Marinković and Borislav Nježić at the previous convocations. When it comes to the world scene, the emphasis was on works from Austria and Bulgaria.




Aleksandar Pantić

Ničiji mesec, 70×40 cm

Ana Jevgenijević

Putnici I II III, 17×20 cm

Ana Miljković

Omen, 20x20cm

Ana Nesimovski

Mediteran, 30×30 cm

Anastasija Kekić

Brezova šuma, 130×110 cm

Atelje Ivanović

Sveti knez Lazar, 60×230 cm

Bojana Pavlović

Hrt, 80×50 cm

Daliborka Maldaner

Autoportret, 50×60 cm

Danica Veselinović

Kosovski vez, 25×25 cm

Dara Njegovan

Lavirint, 20×20 cm

Dejana Cahun

Lovac na snove, 24,5×42 cm

Dragan Samardžija

Mag 01, 162×147 cm

Dragan Samardžija

Mag 03, 189×98 cm

Dunja Sirmium

Andromeda, 24×20 cm

Gordana Stanišić Vujošević

Mašinarijum,  4 dela 25×25 cm

Gordana Šijački

Kompozicija I, 41×41 cm

Gordana Šijački

Kompozicija II, 41×41 cm

Gordana Šijački

Kompozicija III, 41×41 cm

Gordana Šijački

Vrbak, 41×41 cm

Isidora Jancić

Autoportret, 33×37,5 cm

Iva Tatalović

Almost caught, 27×24 cm

Iva Zeković

Autoportret, 35×43 cm

Jana Nikić

Autoportret, 30,5×36 cm

Jelena Milatović

4 x 4, 47,5×47,5 cm

Jelica Durković

Patrijarh Pavle, 140x 386 cm

Jovana Đurić

Autoportret, 30×40 cm

Jovana Filipović

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove, 70×50 cm

Jovana Filipović

Dosada, 45,5x17x34 cm

Kristina Jovanović

Ravnodušnost predaje, 30×40 cm

Kristina Stanišić

Autoportret, 35×42 cm

Kristina Šarić

Dunav i karpatski vetrovi, 33,5×21 cm

Lili Bunyik-Eros

FRAKCIJE-Uravnotežena, 43x46x13 cm

Ljubica Kržić Walther

Nikola Tesla, 19×29,5 cm

Maja Đurović

Maska 1, 43x60cm

Maja Đurović

Maska 2, 43x60cm

Maja Đurović

Maska 3, 44×61 cm

Marija Gajić

Sveti Nektarije, 50×50 cm

Milana Vujić Saulnier

Korpa, 12×17 cm

Milena Bajić Đorić

Ringišpil, 32,5×37 cm

Milena Belenzada

Tragovi I, 50×70 cm

Milena Belenzada

Tragovi II, 40×80 cm

Milena Belenzada

Tragovi III,40×80 cm

Milena Stojković

Rajska ptica, 51×100 cm

Milica Pejković

Autoportret, 31,5x 42,5 cm

Milomirka Petrović Đokić

Kamen i nebo, 2021. 48x35cm

Mina Mirković

D7, 48x48x4 cm

Mina Mirković

Rasterećenje, 50x50x4 cm

Nađa Milivojević

Autoportret, 73×53 cm

Nataša Dejanović Dimitrijević

Movement, 40×60 cm

Nataša Janković

Autoportret, 30×35 cm

Nataša Jasen Tomić

Ljubav, 16×43 cm

Nikolija Tubić

Priroda 1, 42×63 cm

Nikolija Tubić

Priroda 2, 42×63 cm

Nikolija Tubić

Priroda 3, 42×63 cm

Petar Vujošević

Buna zlatara Dimitrija, 62×62 cm

Petar Vujošević

O slovu E u Delfima, 67×64 cm

Petar Vujošević

Okovani Parmenid, 57,5×56 cm

Radmila Mila Dragićević

Bez naziva 2, 166×75 cm

Radmila Mila Dragićević

Bez naziva 1, 61×36 cm

Radmila Mila Dragićević

Bez naziva 3, 62×44 cm

Ružica Bajić Sinkević

Nastajanje, 45×31 cm R 12 cm

Snežana Vujnov

I’ve seen that face before, 35×33 cm

Sofija Kovačević, Grm

Grm, 30×42 cm

Suzana Stanišić

Pad heruvima, triptih 30×40 cm

Tamara Tomić

Lisica, 49×42 cm

Tatjana Benderać Vučićević

Refleksija, 45×54 cm

Tatjana Vojnov, Prozor

Prozor, 60×40 cm

Teodora Bikicki

Maslačak, 20×20 cm

Teodora M. Nikolić

Autoportret, 30×35 cm

Tijana Mandarić

Lanac, 42x45x2,5 cm

Tijana Mrvošević

Bez naziva, 30x40cm

Vanja Radojičić

Pejzaž, 30×42 cm

Vasilisa Ivanović

Jelenak, 25×45 cm

Veljko Vučković

The Witness, 50×40 cm

Vera Virijević Mitrović

Morsko dno, 110,5×50,5 cm

Vojna Baštovanović Casteel

Madona, 19×19,5 cm

Zoran Ignjatović

Kome treba svetlo, 20×32 cm

Zoran Žegarac

Trg, 17×24 cm


Angela Cimek

C’è sempre di più die quello che puoi immaginare, 50×50 cm

Angela Cimek

Convenience-bubble, R 30 cm

Edda Mally

Dafne, 65x48x85 cm

Edda Mally

Кarmen, 54x34x38 cm

Edda Mally

Evil Eye against Corona, 30x20x48 cm


Anastasija Kmetova

Morski motiv I, 50×41 cm

Anastasija Kmetova

Ples, 42×52 cm

Anastasija Kmetova

Flora, 35×44 cm

Anastasija Kmetova

Autoportret, 34×44 cm

Anton Siderov

Frida sa Rodopa, 30×40 cm

Anton Siderov

Horizonti, 36×34 cm

Damjan Damjanov

Barselona, 35×56 cm

Damjan Damjanov

Pustinjska oluja, 37×61 cm

Gergana Stojanova

Kompozicija dva – Duhovna i materijalna blaga, 29,5×29,5 cm

Gergana Stojanova

Kompozicija energija, 30×30 cm

Gergana Stojanova

Izobilje, 50×34,5 cm

Ilia Iliev

Ilia Iliev, Diptih, 130×60 cm

Irena Jančeva

Sv Pantelejmon, 42×50 cm

Irena Jančeva

Sveti Jovan Rilski, 50×85 cm

Jordanka Gojčeva Ilieva

Beli cvet, R 30 cm

Kristina Kutlova

Vetar promena, 60×25

Kristina Kutlova

Maslačak, 20×26 cm

Krum Šarankov

Anđeo nad Herkulanumom, 22x13x75 cm

Krum Šarankov

Porodica, 60×50 cm

Krum Šarankov

Poljubac, 80×65 cm

Krum Šarankov

Plovdiv izjutra, 54×70 cm

Krum Šarankov

Cicera, 56×56 cm

Strahil Najdenov

Odraz u prozoru, 57×77 cm

Strahil Najdenov

Stilizovana forma 28×90 cm

Strahil Najdenov

Lice, 31×71 cm

Stefan Ganozov

Morsko dno, 37×26 cm

Stefan Ganozov

Forma, R 32 cm

Vladimir Damjanov

Procena, 24×27 cm

Vladimir Damjanov

Procena II, 42×42 cm

Žana Okukcu

Dobri otac, 40×57 cm

Žorž Sopadžiev

Isijavanje, 80×80 cm


Nada Kazić

Edenski vrt 1, 35x26x16 cm     

Nikolina Zuber

Oblak, 30×25 cm           


Svetlana Ivaškina

Bademovo drvo u cvetu,  (posveta Van Gogu), 42×42 cm