Regional museum of Herceg Novi owns about thirty icons mainly from
the iconographic school Dimitrijevic - Rafailovic from the Gulf
Dimitrijevic - Rafailovic existed during 17th until 19th century.
By that period, it gave eleven artists throughout five generations.
Dimitrije Daskal, and his four sons: Gavrilo, Rafailo, Danilo and
Djordje named Dimitrijevic, after their father. Then Petar and Vasilije,
sons of Rafailo, named Rafailovic after him, with their descendants.
They painted thousands of icons, hundreds of iconostases, wood -
engravings, and frescoes, which are ensembled the most frequently
in churches of the Gulf. By their specific painting manner, they
distinguished themselves from the current late Serbian Iconographic
art, using bright colors without shade frosting, expressively stressed
contour and miniature shape. Dimitrijevic - Rafailovic School remained
noticeable for almost two centuries because they were persistent
in transmitting and propagating an extraordinary and compact style
and archaic iconography.
Zavicajni muzej Herceg- Novi
Ulica Mirka Komnenovica 9
Serbia and Montenegro
Telephone: +381 88 / 322 485