Happy “Naive” Easter!

It’s an unusual Easter this year, all around the world… More than ever, it’s time for reflection, meditation and hope.

In Croatia, it’s spring – nature starts to wake up and we hope it will wake up the best in all of us as well. To all my dear clients, guests, readers and friends that are celebrating it, I wish a happy and calm Easter – to you and your families. Stay safe, stay healthy…

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This article is part of our April 2020 section “Zagreb Couch Guide”. Every Friday we visit one of the sights in Zagreb “on line” or share a story from the rich history of our city… This April 2020 all guided tours are cancelled, but Rilak’s Zagreb Guide is continuing online, with…

Rilak's Happy Easter

As you are reading this post, you probably can’t miss photos of enormous Easter eggs, full of vibrant colors, that are usually decorating the city of Zagreb in this time of year. These photos were taken in 2018 – the eggs are painted in the style of Croatian “naive art schools”. You can find my original article from 2018 about Easter eggs and Croatian naive art if you click on the link right here, but here’s just an extract:

It’s very hard to define “naive art” in a sentence, but in general, I can say that this concept covers any form of painting or a sculpture (or another type of visual art) created by artists who lack professional education (they didn’t finish art schools). Their work has their own poetic style which can seem sometimes like a child’s painting, with strong use of vibrant colors and occasionally some strange geometry. In the beginning, most of the artists were actually peasants, working on their land and painting in their free time. We can see that from their most common motives – fields, villages, nature and winter (as the season when they had most of their free time).

And, don’t forget, the first ever Museum of Naive Arts was founded in Zagreb, a short and nice stop during your next visit to Zagreb, which we can only hope it will be sooner rather than later. You can check the page of the Museum right here.

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One more time – Happy Easter to everyone! And see you in Zagreb soon… In the meantime, you can travel to Zagreb by reading – all articles from our ever-growing “online Zagreb City Tour” can be found right here!

This article is part of our April 2020 section “Zagreb Couch Guide”. Every Friday we visit one of the sights in Zagreb “on line” or share a story from the rich history of our city… This April 2020 all guided tours are cancelled, but Rilak’s Zagreb Guide is continuing online, with…

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