From September 13 to December 23 2018
Naive art in Southeast Europe
Like those found in France and Haiti, there is another important international center of naive art in the Balkans, in Southeast Europe. It was in this region, and more precisely in Croatia, that the Hlebine School was founded in the 1930s by the painter-peasants, whose influence is still felt almost a century later. Thanks to the works of twenty modern day artists of the region, its rich naive tradition is highlighted this fall at Le musée international d’art naïf de Magog (MIANM).
Friends of Naive Art, you have landed at the right place. Whether a professional artist, a Sunday painter, a collector, a gallery operator, a researcher, an educator, a student or passerby, there is something new to stir your curiosity. A wind of another kind is blowing from the paintings of our featured artists. You will be hard pressed to discover how everyday life can become a philosophical quest. Note: Dear Friends, we are deploying a new Web site. Anomalies may appear during the next weeks. In such a case, please accept our excuses. We will try to handle the situation as fast as possible, counting on your Patience & Fidelity
Around 850 art works, more than 271 artists, 34 countries, 5 continents! Is there some serious thinking in this naive form of expression? Playfulness can rightly be expected, but subtle questioning of an era or society? Are there strange relationships to your own concerns and whereabouts? Dreams, empathy, desire to better the world and this strong urge to travel into foreign lands and minds are all there, ready to challenge you, as seen in this animation showcasing the permanent Exhibition or our permanent collection .
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While you can have a lot of fun exploring and personalizing the virtual Collection on this web site, to decipher the unusual and connect it with your personal mindscape, you must come face to face with our astonishing array of visual experiments at the Museum itself.
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Visit (+ LIKE!) our dynamic Facebook page to chat with friends, artists, Gallery operators, amateurs and promoters of naive art. 3000+ LIKEs! Works by artists from all over the world, from our collection or suggested discoveries, comments published and discussed. Not-to-be-missed special events are also announced. A friendly virtual Gallery where each one can speak her mind in her own language.