Milena Pavlović-Barili was a Serbian painter and poet. She is the most notable female artist of Serbian modernism. The topics of her work varied from portraits to imaginative interpretations of biblical stories. The motifs often included dream-like situations, veils, angels, statues of Venus goddess, and Harlequins. Many of her works are parts of permanent exhibitions in Rome, New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), and her hometown of Požarevac, where the house in which she was born has been converted into a museum in her honor. In 1943, Pavlović-Barili’s work was included in Peggy Guggenheim‘s show Exhibition by 31 Women at the Art of This Century gallery in New York.
This homage is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with the City Assembly of Pozarevac, the Milena Pavlovic Barilli Gallery and the Pozarevac Cultural Center.