“My whole life has been attached to leaves, branches prompting my thoughts and to the blue waters upon which it depended how long I stayed somewhere and everything that happened around me. Now, knowing that everything is connected and that a tender move of my hand fills the mountain streams with water like when the ends of the valleys tremble, in the evening, when touched by the heav-ens moving towards them… I stand everywhere staring at the sky and move my hand through the air and caress it again and again. I do not mind what will happen to me because I have realized long time ago that life is there just to be lived briskly from morning, to pass through the evening, to watch the stars at midnight, so that streams could flow through it and beams of the moonlight, crawling like the blue veins, through the ruddy ice on the tips of the world”
Painter’s birth house in Zaljutnica (Golija, Nikšić, Montenegro) built in 1923. For a while, the elementary school has existed on the ground floor of
Krsto Perović |1878-1952|
the painter’s grandfather. Archpriest, (St. Peter and Paul’s Churchin Krstac; Parish in Montenegrin Golija).
With Maša Perović, born Milošević (of the Milosević family in Cetnje) had twelve children.
The Perović family originates from Cuce, from the place Zaljut (Krivošije, Montenegro) In the photo from the 1930’s in Zaljutnica on the mountain Golija, on the Perović family estate, the painter’s grandpa, archpriest Krsto,
with the descendants.
Miloš-Miljan Perović |1906-1989|, lugar, slikarev otac i Miloš-Miljan Perović |1906-1989|, forester, the painter’s father and Djurdja Perović |1912-2003|, the painter’s mother, born Gagović (Piva, Plužine, Montenegro)
The painter was born on December 28, 1942 in the village Zaljutnica on the mountain Golija. He grew up in his family, with the older brother Mijat, sisters Radojka, Angelina and Leposava.
He a ended the elementary school in the place Krstac, five kilometers away from Zaljutnica. The school is even today
in the same yard with the St. Paul and Peter’s Church.
In the school year of 1957/58 enters the School of Applied Arts, Dept. of Pain aphics, in Herceg Novi. The studies lasted five school years. There are around forty pieces saved from this period (mostly drawings). |Senior year photo, probably from 1962,Vojo is first on the left reclining|
In the school year 1962/63 enters the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade.(in the class of prof. Mihajlo Petrov). Graduates in 1967.
The student day photo shows Vojo standing
(second on the right) in front of the pain Luncheon on the Grass by Edouard Manet.
From this period, there are dozens of big format pain ved, on paper, from the classes,
as well as numerous drawings, body and movement studies. After graduating, for a school year works at the High School for Design in Belgrade as a lecturer.
From 1968 un XXI century works in a respectable weekly magazine Economy Politika, mostly as the art editor.
In the same period, he creates a number of noticed works in the area of graphic design.
With the wife Ljubica has two sons, Aleksandar and Vladimir.
In the last decades, the painter has spent mos
pain , en plain air, in the historic center of Zemun, at the fortress Kalemegdan, on the War Island (Lido), on the banks of rivers Danube and Sava (Ada Medjica). In the same period, he has painted many pastels and watercolors with the s e themes.
In the Belgrade Gallery, in Kosancicev Venac, in January 2000 had a well received e Aquarelles” with pain produced in the period of previous 35 years.