Korčula. Original pastels on paper, unknown year.
Kosa Bokšan was a Serbian painter who lived in Paris. She was painting landscapes and portraits when she finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, but when she moved to Paris her art became more abstract and approached to the Informalism. After that she had two phases – ‘The Paris School’ realism, so-called abstract naturalism and later when she was influenced by the Byzantine tradition, Bokšan transformed mythical symbols into an artistic expression. This abstract composition is a depiction of a Croatian island Korčula. We can see rhythmic interweaving of colors of Korčula’s nature and the Adriatic sea.