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Monument to Kosovo HeroesMonument to Kosovo Heroes

Monument to Kosovo Heroes is a symbol of Krusevac and the most monumental work of the national art of sculpture from the early 20th century. It is a work of famous Serbian sculptor Djordje Jovanovic. The monument was unveiled on Vidovdan 1904 within the celebration of 100 anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in presence of the king Petar I Karadjordjevic. Jovanovic was awarded with the gold medal of the first order on the International Exibition in Paris in 1900, where the sculpture elements were designed and exhibited.

 

With the essence of the French academism, pyramidal composition with dominant figure of Bosko Jugovic and a fairy on the top, and with figures of an old man playing gusle and a maid – that personify Serbia- in the lower northern part, i.e. southern side of the monument, inspired by Kosovo story, it represents the author’s idea of centuries long struggle of Serbian people for their national freedom. The eastern and the western sides of the monument’s reliefs depict the epic Eucharist of the Serbian army before the Kosovo Battle and the death of Sultan Murat. The northern part has a coat of arms of Nemanjic state and engraved 1389 – the year of Kosovo Battle; the western part shows a coat of arms of King Dusan and the year of unveiling the monument – 1904; the emblem of Prince Lazar is placed on the eastern side with inscription “Serbianhood to Kosovo Heroes” with bay leaf wreath and palm twig in the bottom, while the emblem of the Serbian Kingdom from 1888 and the year of proclamation of Serbian Kingdom – 1882- can be seen on the southern part of the monument. Motives on cast iron fence around the monument represent stylized peony flowers from Kosovo


Slobodiste Memorial ParkSlobodiste Memorial Park"

"Slobodiste" Memorial Park is situated on the southern part of the city’s outskirts, next to the Juvenile Detention Centre – once a German concentration camp- on a place where Germans shot several hundred patriots from Krusevac and its surroundings during the Second World War. With architectural solutions and philosophical message, Slobodiste represents a unique monumental complex in our country dedicated to freedom and revolution. The central part belongs to a concept which was realized by Bogdan Bogdanovic, after the idea of Dobrica Cosic, in a period of 1960 to 1965.


Monument of PeaceMonument of Peace

This unique monument erected in a glory of the idea of peace was placed on Gazimestanski trg (Square of Gazimestan) in 1997. The monument represents, to a certain extent, a crown of peace-making activities conducted by peace clubs, born at the initiative of Professor Pavle Bubanja. Thanks to these activities Krusevac was accepted for the membership in the group of more than 80 international cities called “Peace Messenger Cities”. As the acknowledgement of peacemaking actions, Krusevac received two rewards: Peace Medal in 1986 and Peace Messenger City Medal in 1990.


Mother Serbia and Mother Greece Sculpture"Mother Serbia and Mother Greece" Sculpture

Twinning of Krusevac and Corfu in 1985,whic is especially related to traditional friendship between Serbia and Greece after the First World War, was symbolically and artistically materialized through the “Mother Serbia and Mother Greece" Sculpture. The author is a famous painter Milic of Macva, and it was the only sculpture he had ever done. Two mother figures were carved in a monolith of Vancac marble, representing a friendship of two nations during the times when after the Albanian Golgotha, Greece helped out exhausted Serbia and offered sanctuary for its army located in Corfu. The sculpture was uncovered at Rasinski trg (Rasina Square) or at Kosturnica, as the square was called (after the underground crypt with posthumous remains of 40 Rasina’s partisans that were relocated to a Partisan Moun at Slobodiste after the establishment of this complex in 1965).


Monument to Princess MilicaMonument to Princess Milica

At the Despot Stefan Square which leads from the City Hall to Krusevac downtown, on Vidovdan 2018 a monument to Princess Milica was ceremonially unveiled. Princess Milica had ruled the country from this very town after the death of her husband in the Kosovo battle. The bronze monument is a piece of art of an academic sculptor Zoran Ivanovic, the creator of many monuments across Serbia.

 

 


Monument to despot Stefan LazarevicMonument to despot Stefan Lazarevic

On Vidovdan 2020, at Kosturnica Square, a monument to Despot Dtefan Lazarevic, the son of Prince Lazar, great military leader, magnificent diplomat, constructor and patron, as well as known art worshiper was reveled. Despot Stefan is shown on a rising horse holding a cross in his hand, symbolically directed at path to Kosovo. Together with the stand monument is nine meters high, and the lyrics of his most famous poem “Slovoljubve” placed on the northern side of the monument and Serbian coat of arms on the south side of the base, prove the fact he was great ruler, writer and patron of art. The author of the monument is Boris Stajkovac, PhD.

 


Flagpole with flag of the Republic of Serbia at Bagdala hillFlagpole with flag of the Republic of Serbia at Bagdala hill

On Vidovdan 2020, the area on Bagdala hill was enriched with 23 meters high flagpole holding a Serbian flag which will dominate over the city. The base of a flag pole is decorated with double-headed eagle and it’s the work of art of Boris Stajkovac, PhD.

 

 

 

 

 


Monument to Fallen Army, Police, and Reserve Units Officers (1991-1999) at Memorial Complex of SlobodisteMonument to Fallen Army, Police, and Reserve Units Officers (1991-1999) at Memorial Complex of Slobodiste

Within the celebration program of Krusevac Liberation Day, on October 14, 2018, the Monument to Fallen Army, Police, and Reserve Units Officers (1991 - 1999) was uncovered, honoring men who had given their lives in Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Kosovo. The monument was placed within the Memorial Complex „Slobodiste". The initiative came from the Association of Soldiers from Krusevac area and the Board for Implementation of activities for momument erection. Svetomir Radovic, an academic sculptor, is the author of this piece of art.

 

 

  


 

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