• Short Summary

    A group of artists--originally Croatian peasant farmers--gathered in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, on Sunday (13 January) for an exhibition of their 'naive' style of painting.

  • Description

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    GV Exhibition building
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    2.
    CU Exhibition sign (2 shots)
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    3.
    CU & SV PAN Artists talking (4 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    SV Opening ceremony (2 shots)
    0.32

    5.
    SV Official speaks at opening
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    6.
    CU PAN Child looks at sculpture
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    7.
    CU Sculpture of farm labourer
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    8.
    CU ZOOM OUT Painting of woman with child in tent during winter
    0.58

    9.
    CU Cow grazing on farmland
    1.04

    10.
    CU ZOOM IN Fisherman by pond
    1.09

    11.
    Man and cow in winter landscape
    1.14

    12.
    CU Moses picture
    1.25

    13.
    SV People look at paintings
    1.28

    14.
    CU People look at Eiffel Tower painting
    1.38

    15.
    CU Man looks at painting (2 shots)
    1.42

    16.
    CU Couple look at crucifixion trio of paintings
    1.49

    17.
    CU ZOOM OUT FROM Woman with stick TO picture
    1.58



    Initials BB/1819 TA/PN/BB/1840



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of artists--originally Croatian peasant farmers--gathered in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, on Sunday (13 January) for an exhibition of their 'naive' style of painting.

    The group now includes some of the world's best paid artists. One exhibit, called 'Snow Falling' by Ivan Generalic, is worth at least US $200,000 (about 90,000 pounds Sterling). It is a trio of paintings depicting the crucifixion and was originally to have been presented to the Pope. Another picture, by Vecenaj entitled "Moses", was sold for US $20,000 (about 9,000 pounds Sterling).

    The exhibition is called "Hlebine Autumn '73" because most of the artists come from the small Croatian village of Hlebine. The exhibition consists of oil paintings on glass, and wooden sculptures.

    All of the Hlebine artists are self-taught. They held their first exhibition in Zagreb a little over 40 years ago. Foreigners buy most of the paintings as local collectors cannot afford them. But naive art has become very popular in Yugoslavia and works by less famous artists sell well.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9EB3LAXN5CZVKT4YQL0C2ODEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EB3LAXN5CZVKT4YQL0C2ODEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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