Saturday, January 30, 2010

Petar Njegos

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš (NYEH-gush)was a Serbian Orthodox Prince-Bishop and a ruler. However, he is most famous for his poetry. Both my kids had to learn by heart extensive passages from his works in grade school (no, they can't recall much....), but Njegos is still considered to be the best poet in the Serbian language.

The mural behind him has been there for a long time; I'm trying to remember the name of the artist...

9 comments:

Emm Laurence said...

beautiful statue! i would love to see a picture of the mural though. i love a good mural every now and then.

www.emmjustlovely.blogspot.com

Jacob said...

Petar's poetry, passed on through generations, possibly put your prodigies to sleep.

Nice statue, though. Looks like he was wearing big leather boots.

Alexa said...

I feel like most statues are of patriots and soldiers (here, anyway). Nice to see one that honors a poet.
Love his boots too.

Louis la Vache said...

Bibi, can you show us a better view of the mural?
;-)

Bibi said...

Will do, Louis, next time I'm downtown.

James said...

I like the statue and I'm glad that we get a better look at the mural. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice to meet you, Petar.

Tash said...

Well, this post took me on a tangent, looking up things related to Njegos. I remembered he wrote "Gorski Vijenac" but I think I was too young to learn any of his poetry.
I like the sculpture very much. Is it recent? I looked in "Belgrade", a 1984 book on the city I got from my Mom, which does not refer to this sculpture.

Tash said...

PS - I found this link with old photos of Beograd
http://unkool.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/fsbhd2/