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  • Roman Petrović, Dećek z balonom (Boy with a Balloon), 1929, oil on plywood, 57 1⁄2 × 45 1⁄8". From “On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941).”

    Roman Petrović, Dećek z balonom (Boy with a Balloon), 1929, oil on plywood, 57 1⁄2 × 45 1⁄8". From “On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941).”

    “On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941)”

    Museum of Modern Art (MG+) | Ljubljana

    “Yugoslavia” usually operates as a synonym for the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945–1991), but the first Yugoslav (literally, South Slavic) state was a kingdom founded in 1918, in the aftermath of World War I, and initially named the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. “On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941)” revisits the 1930s, when King Alexander Karađorđević imposed a royal dictatorship and renamed the country the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in an attempt to force national unification and stifle political opposition. Bringing together painting,

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