Croatian Museum of Naive Art, Zagreb

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See an exhibit of 80 paintings, prints, and sculptures by self-taught Croatian and international artists at Croatian Museum of Naive Art. Between the 1930s and the 1980s, these works were produced mainly by peasants and working men who had created their own styles and achieved fame. This art movement thrives on freedom and creativity, but differs from amateur art due to its highly poetic nature. The museum's collection totals 1,850 pieces, which it exhibits in rotation. View these expressions of individualism, with the common themes of social events and gatherings, rural life and work, and the creations of untamed imagination. For Croatian Museum of Naive Art and beyond, use our Zagreb trip maker tool to get the most from your Zagreb vacation.
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  • This museum is typically Croatian, where you can see the special technique of painting, the most famous painter is Ivan Generalic  more »
  • This is a great little museum. It doesn't take very long to look through everything, but I did thoroughly enjoy all the artwork there. I hadn't actually seen that type of art before and I was very ple...  more »
  • Small but of great interest, does know some of the most beautiful masterpieces of this typical and delicious Croatian art form
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  • I really loved this place. One of my favorite stops in Zagreb I saw so many works of art that really moved me. A completely different style of art than I had ever seen before. Great gift shop .
  • It’s definitely worth visiting. It’s not a big museum but the collection is great.
  • Amazing experience. Don't forget to visit this museum
  • Definitely worth visiting. I only spent about 30 minutes there but thoroughly enjoyed it. It's sad they seem to be rather under-funded, they could be even better than they already are.
  • This was a delightful museum with a good overview and selection of Naïve Art, particularly given its size. Staff did not manage the space well on the day of our visit, with groups of noisy guests distracting from the artwork. Good value all the same.
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