Gallery of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo (Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2017) Aquarelles by Fuad Arifhodzic
Dec 02, 2017 Exhibition
The exhibition 'Aquarelles by Fuad Arifhodžić' opened at the Gallery of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo as a result of the cooperation between the Bosniak Institute - Adil Zulfikarpašić Foundation and the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo.
Fuad Arifhodžić (1914-2008) was Sarajevan by birth and by his commitment. He finished elementary and secondary education in Sarajevo, and studied at the Law Faculty in Belgrade. He devoted all of his spare time to painting. His first exhibition took place in 1949 at the Exhibition Pavilion in Sarajevo, and he was accepted to ULUBiH in 1952, after he exhibited at numerous collective and solo exhibitions. In 1985, UNICEF published his watercolor 'Roofs of Sarajevo in Winter' in a million copies. He was awarded the Sixth April Award of the City of Sarajevo in 2001.
The watercolour paintings by Fuad Arifhodžić exude impressionistic airiness and unique evocative power. With his aquarelles, the artist shares his memories of the beautiful face of Sarajevo, suggesting that to be the authentic face of his hometown, which he painted his entire life with his love and devotion.
"Sarajevo, as seen on the aquarells by Fuad Arifhodžić, returns us to some distant time of silence, a place of no conflict, bright colored games and winter mist." -Vefik Hadžismajlović
Fuad Arifhodžić, Sarajevo mahala. From the Bosniak Institute Collection / Courtesy of Bosniak Institute
Fuad Arifhodžić, The view from the Vratnik. From the Bosniak Institute Collection / Courtesy of Bosniak Institute
Fuad Arifhodžić, Domes. From the Bosniak Institute Collection / Courtesy of Bosniak Institute
Fuad Arifhodžić, Kozija ćuprija (Goat's Bridge). From the Bosniak Institute Collection / Courtesy of Bosniak Institute
Ambassador Nerkez Arifhodzic, the son of the painter Fuad Arifhodzic, in September 2015, donated to the Bosniac Institute 30 aquarells by his father, as well as the entire archive material about his life and creativity, which established the Fuad Arifhodzic Legacy in the Bosniak Institute - Adil Zulfikarpasic Foundation.