Untitled. Original oil on glass (verso), unknown year.
Ivan Lacković was a Croatian naive self-taught painter and printmaker, known for his artworks of rural village life, flowers, still life and rare portraits, with a lyrical and surreal atmosphere. He also illustrated many books of prose and poetry. First artworks were just clear depictions of winter rural landscapes, but later he started to insert motives with a symbolic meaning. His winter landscapes, like this one, have a lyrical and surreal tone where he tries to create idyllic melancholic atmosphere of harmony and peace, and points to the beauty and meaning of the ordinary and the everyday. Lacković depicted people from behind and created them as a part of his poetic landscapes. This composition is painted with oil on glass, which is a traditional technique of the naive artists from north Croatia.