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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  • I liked that I could see this museum within an hour. It gave a good overview of this art movement and had a good cross section of the key artists, as well as some of their more well known works. Being...  more »
  • A charming little Museum that introduces very original painters who wear a warm look but sometimes also biting on their country.
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  • The Croatian Musuem of Naive Art is a small but great museum. I didn't know anything about Naive Art from Croatia, but I really enjoyed the museum. The displayed paintings where interesting and expres...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very unique Naïve art. Well worth visiting, but I wish there was more. It's quite a small collection.
  • Entrance fee is worth. Impressive colour. Simple-looking, yet elaborate patterns.
  • It's a great one! Impressed by the colours and the perspective some creations offered. The entrance fee is very symbolic, definitely worth it!

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