Borba, January 19, 1963.
D. (Dragan) Đorđević
(Belgrade Cultural Centre Gallery)
… One could say that landscape, his native Serbian landscape, is a permanent obsession of Mitrović’s painting. He approaches it with the secret excitement of a man in love discovering truths visible only to himself and otherwise hidden deep under outward appearances, secrets of the essence of being available only to him and inaccessible to superficial examination. Excited by these discoveries, he reacts to them in different ways. Sometimes, like Gliha and Šumanović, he delves into the geological structure of the loose, fertile soil, divides up surfaces and analyses the material composition; sometimes he searches for the psychological, sometimes for the atmospheric characteristics. He is not attracted by what man has added to nature but by nature itself, as it is, elemental and enigmatic, seemingly calm and at the same time inconstant in its metamorphoses, in its dynamic changes — in short, by its material and psychological content …