Monday, February 1, 2016

Petar II Petrović-Njegoš

Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens, Rome
Statue of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš by Sreten Stojanović, 2005
(A gift from the Montenegro, copy of the original in Podgorica
Piazzale Paolina Borghese, Villa Borghese gardens
Rome, September 2010

“Venerated as a poet and philosopher, Njegoš is well known for his epic poem The Mountain Wreath, which is considered a masterpiece of Serbian and South Slavic literature, and the national epic of Montenegro, Serbia, and Yugoslavia. Njegoš has remained influential in Montenegro and neighbouring countries, and his works have influenced a number of disparate groups, including Serbian, Montenegrin and South Slav nationalists, as well as monarchists and communists.”