Text topic: Culture and Heritage
Text author: Nataša D. PopovskaFollowing the path of the painting after the departure of Petar Lubarda, one of our most prominent art figures, we are faced with the question to what extent we have fulfilled our task to protect the cultural property that was left–donated–to us. Processing the data from the most extensive register in the documentation of the Faculty of Fine Arts, with a multitude of actual and sensationalist titles that follow the life of his paintings, we have learnt about the formation of a rich collection donated by the artist’s wife, Vera Lubarda, to the City of Belgrade, about the opening of the Atelier of Petar Lubarda and, shortly afterwards, its closing and falling into oblivion. However, in the light of one century from the birth of our esteemed artist, a need arose for retrospective exhibitions, which have, along with marking the jubilee and forming the Legacy of Petar Lubarda, to some extent corrected the decades of neglect by the expert public and the responsible cultural institutions. With an objective approach to the preserved data recorded by numerous art historians, critics and journalists, which are kept in the Petar Lubarda files, the paper presents the most current events about the life of his paintings in the period from the artist’s death to the present day.