Sava Šumanović, Zagreb period, Zagreb cultural scene, constructive painting, Antonija Koščević, Serbo-Croatian relations
The paper deals with the historical context of paintings of Sava Šumanović during his stay in Zagreb, the then Zagreb cultural scene, holders of avant-garde tendencies in art, which supported Šumanović, as well as with the resistance provided to new artistic trends. The paper explains Šumanović’s struggle for modern ideas of the constructive art. It also deals with the important moments Šumanović’s personal life, his relationship with parents and Antonia Koščević, and his close circle of friends. The paper indirectly reflects on the complex issue of the Serbo-Croatian relations.