Summer. Original color silkscreen, unknown year. Edition of E.A. (artist’s proof) signed and numbered impressions 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. The summer in the Croatian village, in Generalic’s eyes looks so quiet and peaceful, the river of life flows calmly in the tame Podravina. There are sumptuous, fertile fields and dense green forests which look plastic because of his gradient of colors.