Edita Pecotic

Sedmi Kolap

Sedmi Kolap

Sedmi Kolap is another painting of Korcula Old Town map, with jumbled up streets that resemble a routed and vanquished army, with medieval defence towers being replaced by Coca-cola bottle tops.

The title of this painting is taken from the title of the seventh and final figure of Moreska and refers to the enemy’s ultimate defeat.

The painting offers several possible interpretations; both ‘surrender’ and ‘defeat’ or, equally, ‘victory’, suggesting a sense of stalemate in the final outcome.

Referring to ambivalent nature of the notion of progress, this work brings to light the possible Pyrrhic elements of victory and its devastating cost to the victor.