Dragana Djordjevic (born in 1960) is a renowned Serbian icon painter who was trained in this traditional craft under the guidance of Greek nun Porfirija. During her over 30 years long career Dragana has researched style of the great late byzantine masters whose monumental frescoes influenced and refined her own work. Since 1988 she has presented her icons on numerous exhibitions in Serbia and abroad and has participated in a number of art colonies. In 1997 Dragana also became a member of UPIDIV.

Till today she has pained hundreds of icons, some of which were commissioned for the monasteries and homes of the catholic Christians as well. Most of her works can be found in Serbia and Greece, but a few of her icons can also be encountered in other countries including Hungary, Italy, Bosnia, Croatia, Russia, Great Britain, America and Australia.

Among Dragana’s most prominent art projects one can single out four mosaic icons commissioned for the monastery of the Holy Apostles near Thessaloniki and four iconostases (church of St. Paraskeva in Nea Kallikratia, church of St. Simeon in Veternik, church of Sts. Quriaqos and Julietta and a small chapel near Neos Marmaras).

Selected exhibitions:

  • 1987, Vrsac, Review of the modern Serbian icon painting
  • 1993, Belgrade, Second exhibition of modern Serbian icon painting (National Museum in Belgrade)
  • 1995, Belgrade, Contemporary Orthodox Serbian Art (Museum of Applied Art)
  • 1998, Ljubostinja-Trstenik, Jefimija's days
  • 2001, Belgrade, May Exhibition (Museum "May 25th")
  • 2002, Belgrade, Orthodoxy and Creation (Djura Jaksic House)
  • 2003, Sabac, Gallery of Vera Blagojevic
  • 2005, Belgrade, May Exhibition (Museum "May 25th")
  • January 2006, Paris, exhibition organized by UNESCO
  • February 2006, Milan, Encounter of cultures: icon, gaze into the eternity (Future Art Galery)
  • May 2006, exhibition in Luxembourg
  • May 2008, Belgrade, Icon in 21st century (Progres Gallery)
  • 2010, Stara Pazova, The icon painters of Vojvodina
  • 2012, Belgrade, Icon exhibition "St. Maximus the Confessor" (Faculty of Orthodox Theology)
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Technique:

Icons of Dragana Djordjevic are painted in byzantine style using pigments made of semi-precious stones (malachite, lapis lazuli, azurite, red and green jasper, jade, dioptase, rock crystal) and natural minerals on linden wood with background covered with 23,5-carat gold leaves.

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