Spring. 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 Generalic’s depiction of early spring, the branches are bare, but there are flowers on the ground and the goat looks like it is singing, as an announcement of nice weather, after the cold winter. Treetops are unusually branched and lush, like ocean corals, and a gradient of colors and shadows make a depth and plasticity effect.