• Name of the item: Art Painting “Flowers” – Contemporary Art, by Kosta Hadzi Antonovski, Bitola (born in Bitola). The author, besides the creative activity, is also known as one of the most prominent art pedagogues and creator of the Little Montmartre of Bitola, one of the most famous international art events in which children from all over the world participate with their own artworks.
  • Period/date: no exact year of creation (period – end of the seventies of last century)
  • Origin: Depot of artwork of contemporary painting art exhibited in the department of contemporary art in the N.I.”Institute and Museum” Bitola
  • Material/technique: oil paints on canvas
  • Dimensions: 100 Х 72 cm

Уметничка слика „Цвеќе“- современа уметност, автор Коста Хаџи Антоновски
Short story (description):

The picture shows flowers.
At the bottom is a wooden triangle, an old table, with two legs painted.
It holds a trapezoidal vase with a narrower ball-bottom part is placed on the table.
From the central part of the picture to the very top of the picture are seven large flowers of sumptuous gladiolus.
They are not realistically painted – but stylized using geometric shapes and lines.
In the background is a surface created with thick and rich layers of various colors, freely applied across the canvas. This achieves dynamics, a sense of rhythm and speed of painting that expresses the joy and emotional affection of the author.
The motif with the flowers is harmonious, positioned in the center of the image, which shows the beauty of the motif and the harmony of the natural beauties.

Use: The painting is displayed in the permanent exhibition section of the Bitola Museum and is important for monitoring the development of culture and creativity in Bitola and affirmation of the NI Institute and Museum of Bitola.