Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Kuala Lumpur National Art GalleryJosip Generalic and Naive Art
While in Melaka, Calvin was disappointed that he did not get to visit the art gallery there. To compensate, I brought him to the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur today. I have not been there myself and I must say it was worth a visit.
Josip Generalic, Flower Stump, 1971, Oil on Canvas
Of all the work there, I was attracted to the work of Josip Generalic (1936-2004). I soon found out that his genre of art was call “naïve art”. I never knew there was such a thing. According to Wikipedia.org, “naïve art is characterized by a childlike simplicity. It is a gross oversimplification to assume that naïve art is created by people with little or no formal art training.”
Little or no formal art training? More like an in-born talent.