Ivan Generalić: 10 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Cows in the woods (1973.) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'In the background branching trees light tones, meticulously elaborated details - known as the so-called coral forests from the "second phase" of Ivana Generalic's artistic work characterized by the influence of imagination, the irrational and symbolic. Ivan Generalic was born December 21, 1914 at Hlebine, an unnamed village in the region Podravina in the heart of ancient swamps of Pannonia.'

Gypsy woman by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'In the summer of 1930 Krsto Hegedusic and spent the holidays in Hlebine known academic painter and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, by chance he met the young peasant Ivan and soon saw his extraordinary talent.'

Shelters by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'In the footsteps of his thesis on the social peasant paintings, using the technique of painting on glass and experiences of the French painters naifs, Krsto Hegedusic gave Ivan Generalic bfirst painting lessons.'

Cow by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'By the words od Vladimir Crnkovic drawing "Cow" is Ivan Generalic' s first fully mature drawing and realization an elementary primitivism, reduction to the essential, reduction to only basic motive, strong rhythmic, clean drawing treatment, clean lines, flat expression.'

Dancing in the Vineyards (1968) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'In the summer of 1930 Krsto Hegedusic and spent the holidays in Hlebine known academic painter and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, by chance he met the young peasant Ivan and soon saw his extraordinary talent. In the footsteps of his thesis on the social peasant paintings, using the technique of painting on glass and experiences of the French painters naifs, Krsto Hegedusic gave Ivan Generalic bfirst painting lessons.'

The Unicorn (1974) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'Ivan Generalic held exhibitions around the world, winning awards and accolades, he became a legend already while he was still alive. He died in 1992.'

Milk jugs (1974) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'One of the typical image of Ivan Generalic' s third "speculative" faze.'

Smolek (1975) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'He died in 1992. His work is an essential part of Croatian and world art.'

Stolen Childhood (1979) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'Ivan Generalic was born December 21, 1914 at Hlebine, an unnamed village in the region Podravina in the heart of ancient swamps of Pannonia.'

Cows under the Eiffel tower (1982) by Ivan GeneralicKoprivnica Town Museum - Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

'The peasant in the left corner propped on a stick who watch their "treasures" (cows), dressed in patched trousers, wrapped in a mantle, and with a fine hat on his head, a mustache nice "gentlemanly" decorated - Ivan Generalic imaginatively challenged the compound urban details and symbols with distinctive motifs and rural landscape in the background. Ivan Generalic was born December 21, 1914 at Hlebine, an unnamed village in the region Podravina in the heart of ancient swamps of Pannonia.'

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