Untitled. Original color silkscreen, 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. Lacković gradually simplifies the expression, gets rid of descriptions and lyricism becomes a major part of his artwork. In a process of stylization, his landscape become imaginative and unrecognizable, and he depicted his own Arcadia with a lyrical melancholic atmosphere with a touch of surrealism.