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Ivan Generalic



 

 

Ivan Generalic
 

(b Hlebine, 21 Dec 1914).

Croatian painter. A farmer by occupation, his artistic talent was discovered in 1930 by Krsto Hegedusic. He became the most celebrated Yugoslav naive painter and the central figure of a group of naive painters known as the HLEBINE SCHOOL. In the 1930s the simple and expressive folk style and the clear colours in which he depicted peasant scenes with traditional customs, merry festivals, tragic deaths or arduous peasant work came close to the socially critical aesthetic of the committed artists in the group Zemlja. Yet he did not develop this expression of childlike simplicity by drawing on its primary force but by studying painting, focusing particularly on problems of perspective and space and on colour.

 




 
 

 

 

Self-Portrait


 

Woodcutters


 

The tower


 

Village
1955


 

Witch


 

Making Cheese


 

River Landscape
1964


 

At the Fortune-Teller


 

Deer in the Forest


 

The peasant


 

The Pig-man


 

The Death of Virius


 

Dead chicken


 

Grass gathering


 

The hunter


 

The Rooster



 

The Requisition


 

Cows in the Forest
1938


 

Harvesters


 

Landscape


 

Flood


 


Feuersbrunst


Winter



 


The Stag's Wedding



 

 


Still Nature


Paradiset



 

 


Scarecrew


Sunflowers



 

Zigeunerhochzeit
 

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