Cutting Cabbage

Martin Mehkek1969

Koprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

Koprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine


signature: down in the left corner: M Mehkek 1969 / rezanje zelja (Cutting Cabbage)

On the left side of the composition man trampls cabbage. To his right a woman sitting at a table and cutting cabbage. Bright warm colors.

Martin Mehkek was born on August 7, 1936, in the village Novačka, three kilometers away from Gola, in a poor peasant family. He finished elementary school in Gola. He decided to paint after hearing about Ivan Generalic and Ivan Vecenaj's success. He paints mainly in winter when there are fewer jobs on the farm and household. Everyday country events shaped his expressive form, sometimes grotesque gestures of the characters (especially in their common threads portrait). The color ranges from coloristic noise to composing decorative relations, enhanced form of the divorced (messy), bare branches of trees to flower smoothing. Portraits are, no doubt, the best part of Mehkek artistic oeuvre. He died in Novačka in 2014.

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