The Gymnasium of Karlovci

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The Gymnasium of Karlovci
.. is the high school (gymnasium) located in the town of Sremski Karlovci. It is the oldest secondary school in Serbia.

Last time, a similar motive I did in 1984 .. and then he was exposed to in our inevitable meeting place, right next to the gymnasium, in a pastry shop ..
Hours of work on the beautiful memories, perhaps the most beautiful in life .. alongside the his student days.

Marquetry - an exhibition of works - Gymnasium of Karlovci
(blog in LJ)

Thanks for looking.

The Serbian gymnasium was founded in 1791, though its origins go further back with a few reincarnations in between and different locations in town. According to Jovan Skerlić’s Istorija Nove Srpske Književnosti (Belgrade, 1921, pages 19–20), the school was first established by Maksim Suvorov, a Russian scholar and educator, sent by Empress Catherine I of Russia in 1725 to open the Latin Gymnasium (Latinska Škola) a year later in Karlovci. It was due to the efforts of Metropolitan Mojsije Petrović of Karlovci who wrote a telling letter to the Tsar:

I don’t ask for material amenities, but spiritual. I don’t ask for money but for help enlightening the souls living amongst us. Be a second Moses for us and lead us from the ignorance of Egypt!

In February 1724, Peter the Great issued a decree on educational assistance, although during his lifetime these plans were not carried out for some reason. The first Russian teacher, Maksim Suvorov, arrived in the Balkans in August 1725, when Catherine I was already in power.

In 1729 the name was changed to Latinsko-Slavenska Škola (the Latin-Slavonic Gymnasium). Then in 1733 the name changed again to Škola Emanuila Kozačinskoga (Emanuil Kozačinski Gymnasium). The high school which had the longest existence was Pokrovo-Bogoradnična Škola, founded in 1749. It lasted for two decades before it was closed on political grounds by Austrian authorities. It wasn’t until Metropolitan Stefan Stratimirović and Merchant Dimitrije Anastasijević (nicknamed Sabo), who donated 20,000 Austrian forints, that the construction of the new gymnasium began, but only after negotiations with the emperor were finalized and the licence to build was finaally given.

The High School of Karlovci began its operations on 1 November 1791 and had six classes, four lower ( “Grammar”), and two higher (humanities). Also, there were two boarding schools in the complex, one for students whose families had means of support and the other for those of limited means


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#1 posted 02-07-2016 12:54 AM

Well done once again Dusan.

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 12:56 AM

Thanks Tony, dear Australian friend!


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#3 posted 02-07-2016 01:09 AM

What a lovely interpretation of the photo. Thanks for showing the other photos as well, nice to see photos that are not tourism promotion shots and showing what real life is like.

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 03:17 AM

Very nice representation Dusan, just enough detail and just enough imagination.
It is so easy to get to obsessed with detail, a problem of mine, but you have struck the perfect balance.
Simply perfect, perfectly simple!
So well done…. Thanks

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 04:46 AM

Ovo ne samo da je umjetnički rad, već i predivna uspomena na ovako posebnu građevinu.

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#6 posted 02-07-2016 12:48 PM

Very nice work as always my friend. It’s great to see such a beautiful building still standing after all those years.

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#7 posted 02-07-2016 10:09 PM

Thank you friends! This town, and the buildings me very much emotionally mean. I wanted to examine how minimalism can display .. some beautiful old time, which is from reality turned into a dream.


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#8 posted 02-08-2016 11:54 PM

Good as always.

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