Endre Penovác: ‘Miracle on Paper’

“The way of watercolor painting is like our world. The predictable, plannable and the unpredictable, unexpected happenings make [the painting] complete. Therefore, I apply watercolor technique in a way that allows paint and water to create miracles on the paper. Man, too, is like this, a merger of sense and sensibility.”  Endre Penovác

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Endre Penovác, A/033-2012, akvarell, 28x38cm, Source: http://penovacendre.com/node/35?titles=off

Who Is Endre Penovác?

Born in 1956 in Tornjoš and now living in Bačka Topola, Serbian painter Endre Penovác finished The Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad. He now works as an independent artist having group or individual exhibits in many countries, including private collections all over the globe (Serbia, Hungary, Italy, France, Germany, China, Croatia, Montenegro, South-Korea, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Thailand, Spain, Mexico, Albania, Switzerland). Croatia, Germany, France, Hungary, Bosnia, and Japan).

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Endre Penovác, A/033-2012, akvarell, 28x38cm, Source: http://penovacendre.com/node/35?titles=off (detail)

Penovác Quotes Camus

In an interview with Canvas, A Blog for Saatchi Art, August 26, 2016, Mr. Penovác says the best artistic advice he has ever been given is to have humility. Penovác explains by borrowing a quote from Camus, saying:

“However … after prolonged research on myself,  I brought out the fundamental duplicity of the human being. Then I realized, as a result of delving in my memory, that modesty helped me to shine, humility to conquer, and virtue to oppress. ”  Penovac

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Canvas, A Blog by Saatchi Art, Aug. 26, 2016, http://canvas.saatchiart.com/art/inside-the-studio/endre-penovac (accessed 16 Dec 2018).

Bosco Hong, The Gallery For Quality Art,  “Endre Penovác”, https://www.boscohong.hk/endre-penovac, (accessed 16 Dec 2018).

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    this is absolutely stunning!

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    1. These are magical to me – so glad you like them, Wendi! 😎

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      1. simplywendi says:

        i completely agree, the painting is magical looking.

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  2. Beautiful artworks and the quote regarding virtues is really interesting. I like the idea that a virtue can create its opposition.

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    1. Hi VOFL – that quote intrigued me, also, and I would like to understand more of the original context. My reading list is growing exponentially…..😎

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  3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I’m very interested in trying watercolors. It looks so easy, but I know from personal experience how messy I can be!

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    1. I would love to learn watercolor, too. The mess, however, is probably inevitable. lol Thanks for visiting, EC! 😎

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  4. Love his technique! It’s been years since I’ve used watercolors.

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    1. I love this, too, Rosaliene. Looks like fun to my (very unskilled) eye because there seems to always be an element of chance – even with the masters of the technique. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  5. Jim Wingrove says:

    wonderful pictures

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  6. Thank you. His work is just beautiful.

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    1. My pleasure, always! Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. 🙂


  7. WOW!!! I LOVE his work!!! Insanely beautiful! Thank You!!! 💖💖💖

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    1. Thanks for visiting, forresting! ❤️🙂

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      1. My pleasure! 🤗💖😊

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    This is really interesting watercolor art!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  9. chamberville says:

    I love watercolors. That palm tree! Gorgeous!

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    1. I love watercolors, too. (embarking with some trepidation on my second watercolor lesson now) Let me reframe that: I am looking forward to another opportunity to learn. lol 🙂


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