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Art theory defines naïve art as work created by self-taught peasant artists. This is a good approximation because it is true that Croatian naïve artists did not attend art colleges.

But the first generation artists, such as Ivan Generalić, did a lot to educate and inspire those who followed. Among them his son Josip, Ivan Večenaj, and Mijo Kovačić – who is the only still-living artist of the second generation.

Those painters who honed their own voice are the ones that stood the test of time. Yes, the countryside motifs are there. Yes, the reverse glass painting is there. But there is also a leap forward and a sense of their uniqueness.

You can best see that when you visit Josip Generalić Gallery. This is a complex of several houses where both Ivan and Josip Generalić (1936-2004) lived and worked. There, each painting still echoes with real-life stories of these two doyens of the Croatian naïve art.

Art theory defines naïve art as work created by self-taught peasant artists. This is a good approximation because it is true that Croatian naïve artists did not attend art colleges.

But the first generation artists, such as Ivan Generalić, did a lot to educate and inspire those who followed. Among them his son Josip, Ivan Večenaj, and Mijo Kovačić – who is the only still-living artist of the second generation.

Those painters who honed their own voice are the ones that stood the test of time. Yes, the countryside motifs are there. Yes, the reverse glass painting is there. But there is also a leap forward and a sense of their uniqueness.

You can best see that when you visit Josip Generalić Gallery. This is a complex of several houses where both Ivan and Josip Generalić (1936-2004) lived and worked. There, each painting still echoes with real-life stories of these two doyens of the Croatian naïve art.

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Location

Gajeva 75

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