Untitled. Original color ink drawing on paper, 1970.
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. This is a poetic genre scene of peasants making wine in an autumn landscape. There is a strong patriotic mood in this drawing rid of narrative, with an idyllic symphony of celebrating the beauty of his beloved Podravina. His basic means of expression on the white paper was a line, indented to her full potential.