Unfortunately, during the inter-war period (1914–1945) this traditional "naive" technique fell nearly to a complete oblivion and its methods of paint composition and structural layout had to be re-invented by combining acrylic and oil paints.Also the style of painting and especially the themes had to be varied and adjusted to new perceptions of the world in modern times.There was an exhibition of these at the Museum of American Folk Art in NYC and also an exhibition at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont several years ago. Reverse painting on glass is an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image.A number of clock faces were created using this technique in the early-to-mid-19th century.
near the Dolac Market, home of the Croatian Association of Naive Artists (Hrvatsko Društvo Naivnih Umjetnika, HDNU) - they display and sell works by their members, while also holding temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
One painting, rendered primarily in shades of blue and green, depicts a woman sitting in a rocking chair and sewing.
The second painting depicts a woman wearing ornate robes in yellow, red, cream, and green standing in a garden holding a paper fan.
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