Zagreb, Croatia -- ...inside it's 20th century and primitive. Bound to put a smile on your face, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art claims to be the first museums of primitive art (think Grandma Moses) in the world. Most work is by Croatians, many of whom formed movements with their fellow primitivists. Their "Grandpa Moses" is Ivan Generalić (although most art historians would say that Grandpa Moses was our Ivan Generalić.) The place started with a much more primitive name in 1952 when it was called the Peasant Art Gallery. About 80 (of the collection of 1500) paintings are displayed in an interior stark enough to please any sophisticated modernist. Most works displayed here are from the Hlebine School -- named after the home town of two generations of artists encouraged to paint primitive near Zagreb.

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