Autumn. Original color silkscreen, unknown year. Edition of E.A. (artist’s proof) signed and numbered impression on Arches paper.
Ivan Generalić was a Croatian artist and a pioneer of naive contemporary painting in Yugoslavia. Yugoslavian rural life of his life time was his biggest inspiration. Generalić’s art was a depiction of simple and expressive folk style with clear colors – peasant scenes with traditional customs, merry festivals, seasonal celebrations, tragic deaths or arduous peasant work, also included political commentaries on the social injustices of his time. Those art pieces were the study of a painting, focusing particularly on problems of the perspective and space, and colors. This is a naive depiction of autumn in a Croatian rural place Podravina, with typical earth colors for that part of the year. There is an upset horse who broke away to the peasant, which should be an announcement of a stormy weather. The horse and the peasant look into the sky and the dark clouds are coming.