The Artist

Vesna Milunovic

Born in Skopje in 1952. She graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 1976, where she completed her MA studies in 1979. She has exhibited in 40 solo exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions in Serbia, Yugoslavia, France, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Ukraine, and the U.S.A.

She is a regular member of the Association of Artists of Serbia (ULUS), the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDUS), and the Association of Professional Artists of France (La Maison Des Artistes). She has received many awards and holds of a prominent Artist. She lives and works as a freelance artist in Belgrade and Paris.


Man made me.
Created me from closely knit yarn. Dyed.
Spilled the flowers and scattered the patterns.
Made me to give warmth, protect, hide.
I became part of his other skin and his vanity.
I traveled through time, imperishable.
I was a sign of recognition for civilizations.
For the rich and the hungry. For the young and for the old.
I shielded their rooms from light and stares.
In my soft folds they were born and went to sleep.
I have given cover to both the ugly and the beautiful.

I was the attire of warriors.
I was the banner of the conquered and conquerors.
I was the shroud of the dead.
I was torn, ripped, burned.
Man destroyed me.

I was a dash of life fluttering and flying bodiless through time.
I was a shape of life.
I was yesterday. I am today. I will be tomorrow.
I will be a sign. I will be an eternity. I will be a painting.
Man made me.

October 2009, Vesna Milunović