#Croatia

Impressionism

Slava Raškaj, The Story of a Deaf Impressionist Watercolorist

In the final years of the 19th century, the art scene in Zagreb, Croatia, was pretty vibrant. The various ideas that circulated among artists...

Lana Pajdas 17 May 2024

European Art

The Idyllic Winters in Croatian Naïve Art

Croatian naïve art is a specific style that originated in a small rural municipality called Hlebine. It began simply as an appreciation for the work...

Marija Canjuga 22 December 2023

Abstract Expressionism

One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His Meander

When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of the Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is...

Petra Dragasevic 20 July 2023

Artist Stories

A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists – scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A...

Nadine Waldmann 7 June 2023

Art Worlds: Passages Marijana Stanić Interview

The Artist and Her World: Marijana Stanić

Marijana Stanić is a conceptual and multimedia artist and curator who just had her mini-retrospective exhibition. I talked with her about the...

Petra Dragasevic 7 June 2023

Women Artists

Balkan Female Artists You Didn’t Know About and You Should

There are never enough stories about talented women. So, inspired by a women’s art exhibition in the Art Pavilion in Zagreb, I picked a few...

Marija Canjuga 7 June 2023

Women Artists

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic: Pushing the Limits of Surrealism

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic was the first female Croatian Surrealist painter and one of the greatest artists of Croatian contemporary art. As a painter,...

Guest Profile 26 May 2023

Museum Stories

Pharmacy Museums: Houses of Oddities

A pharmacy is a very weird kind of shop. It has your favorite skin creams and food supplements. They also carry medicines for the flu, blood...

Marija Canjuga 19 February 2022

Slavko Kopač Review

Slavko Kopač: Painting the Experienced, Not the Seen

Slavko Kopač, a Croatian-French painter, was one of the most important protagonists of Art Brut and Art Informel, artistic directions of innovative...

Petra Dragasevic 10 February 2022

Sun Sculpture

The City Where the Sun Never Sets: The Grounded Sun in Zagreb

No matter the weather conditions, there has always been sun in Zagreb for the last 50 years, 365 days a year, with few interruptions. This is thanks...

Petra Dragasevic 16 December 2021