Gallery of Naive Art, Hlebine

The village of Hlebine on the Croatian section of the Iron Curtain Trail is a reknowned centre of the Croatian naive art movement. The village became the stonghold of the movement owing to the influence of locally born painter Krsto Hegedusic, who encouraged gifted local painters Ivan Generalic and Franjo Mraz to pursue a particular technique of painting on glass. The motifs of the beautiful Drava region landscape, hard life in the villages, festivals and rituals as well as local legends and myths were regular and recognisable themes of the Hlebine naive art school. The Gallery of Naive art in Hlebine houses a large number of Ivan Generalic's works, while smaller galleries can also be visited in the villages of Molve, Gola and Batinska.