- Name of the subject: Artistic painting – “Portrait”, contemporary art, author Peco Vidimce, Bitola
- Period/dating: created in 1953
- Origin: Depot for works of contemporary fine arts and exhibited in the Department of Contemporary Art of the Institute and Museum Bitola
- Material/technique: canvas, oil paint
- Dimensions: 70 x 50 cm
Short story (description):
Portrait of a younger man, painted halfway, dressed in a long blouse with neckwear. Short-cut hair is depicted with a parting on the right side of the head. His head is straightened, he is in a contemplation mood, turned slightly to the right. He stands and holds an open book at the height of his stomach. There is nothing in the background. The figure is painted with denser layers of paint. Characteristic is his pensive posture, which reveals his thoughts, he is absent, dreamy, and quite sad. The painting is not realistically painted, but more freely – with free lines and strokes and a color that is specific and suited to the style of this Bitola artist, who created in the so-called post-Impressionist style, which means a larger space was given to the color, without getting into details and freely transferring the feelings of the model that is painted.
The painting is exhibited in the department of contemporary art, where the history of contemporary painting in Bitola and Macedonia is presented. This is important for monitoring the development of culture and creativity in Bitola so as for the affirmation of the institution Institute and Museum of Bitola.