The ‘Enterijer sa Lutkom’ (Interior with the Mannequin) is a masterpiece produced in 1969 by Sarajevo-born Ljubovic Ibrahim. Ljubovic has a reputation for surrealism. The ‘Interior with the Mannequin’ is one of his best, depicting a dimly lit room focusing on a mannequin holding a dark brown dress. One of the highlights is Ljubovic’s expert use of natural light.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm. Closed on Sunday. Admission: 5KM ($3).
Mersad Berber is Bosnia’s most famous artist, and introduced regional art to a wider European scene. After his death in 2012 there has been an emphasis on trying to preserve Mersad’s legacy and heritage, and some of his work is on permanent display at the Bosniak Institute. Most of Mersad’s masterpieces are in either in private collections or part of exhibitions in galleries around the world, such as the comprehensive ‘An Allegory of Bosnia’ in Istanbul. But you can admire ‘Green Saloon’ in Bosnia.
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday and Monday and Tuesday: 8:00am to 4:30pm. Wednesday: 8:00am to 7:00pm. Sundays: closed. Admission: 3KM ($1.80).
Mostar-born Ismet Rizvic created some of the most important watercolour paintings in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Throughout his 35-year career, he painted hundreds of landscapes, nature works and scenes of Sarajevo. Ismet participated in several exhibitions, both as part of groups and solo. The vast majority of his work remains in private collections today. After his death in 1992, some of his best landscapes were moved to and displayed at Sarajevo’s Bosniak Institute.
Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: 8:00am to 4:30pm. Wednesday: 8:00am to 7:00pm. Sundays: closed. Admission: 3KM ($1.80).