Theme: The Black Phase

Q: What do these artworks present?
A: From Josip Generalic’s biography: “…Due to personal tragedies in his life, some of Generalic works make up the phase which he himself called the Black Phase…”

Works on paper are sold without frame.
Works on canvas or glass are sold with frame.

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Josip Generalic, 1985, Goats pleasant surprise, 80x100cm, oil on glass, Price on request

Josip Generalic, 1985, Goats pleasant surprise, 80×100 cm, oil on glass – Price: 15.000 eur

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Josip Generalic, 1985, Love between Butterfly woman and a bat, oil on glass, 100×80 cm – Price: 15.000 eur

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Josip Generalic, 1977, Mutant body builder, 36x31cm, oil on canvas 1.000 eur

Josip Generalic, 1977, Mutant body builder, 36×31 cm, oil on canvas – Price: 2.000 eur

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Josip Generalic, 1977, Mutant with flowers, 30x42cm, oil on canvas, 1.000 eur

Josip Generalic, 1977, Mutant with flowers, 30×42 cm, oil on canvas – Price: 2.000 eur

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Josip Generalic, 1997, Green monster, 64x47cm, pastel, 500 eur

Josip Generalic, 1997, Green monster, 64×47 cm, pastel – Price: 1.000 eur

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Josip Generalic, 2003, A witch, 16x9cm, pastel, 100 eur

Josip Generalic, 2003, A witch, 16×9 cm, pastel – Price: 300 eur

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Watercoloured etchings:

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Watercoloured silkscreens

Josip Generalic, JG-K09-01(12), Tarantula and Octopod fish, watercoloured silkscreen, 50×70 cm 32×58 cm, 1986 – 300 eur

 

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War in Croatia opus

Josip Generalic JG1991-01 Croatia in blood - Crosses on fire, acrylic on paper, 100x70 cm, 1991

Josip Generalic, 1991, Croatia in blood – Crosses on fire (town), acrylic on paper, 100×70 cm – Price: 500 eur

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Josip Generalic JG1991-02 Croatia in blood - Crosses under fire, acrylic on paper, 100x70 cm, 1991

Josip Generalic, 1991, Croatia in blood – Crosses under fire (grave), acrylic on paper, 100×70 cm – Price:  500 eur

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Josip Generalic JG-J01-02 Croatian rose, water-coloured silkscreen 73x50cm 83x100cm 1992

Josip Generalic JG-J01-02 Croatian rose, water-coloured silkscreen 73x50cm 83x100cm 1992 – Price: 500 eur

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Josip Generalic JG-J01-01 The Angel of peace, water-coloured silkscreen 73x50cm 83x100cm 1992

Josip Generalic JG-J01-01 The Angel of peace, water-coloured silkscreen 73x50cm 83x100cm 1992 – Price: 500 eur

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Ringlspil
Dragutin Feletar (1941, geographical publicist) & Josip Generalic (1936-2004, illustrations)
Published by Museum of Koprivnica, 1987
Price: TBA (folder, foreword, 10 artworks)

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Prsten od zmije – The Ring of a Snake

“… After long and serious illness his (Josip Generalic) mother died. By his mother’s death as if the part of his own were lost. His father lvan was also leaving, and deep conflicts and traumas within himself turned him toward some new themes and forms in his paintings.
Now there appears the opus of psycho-sociological paintings as they are called by historians of arts.
The author calls this opus The Black Phase:
“Guiana 78”, 1978; “Trauma I”, 1979; “Do not wish for your neighbor’s land”, 1979; “The Ugly Creature s Hug”, 1980; “The Ugly Creature Allergic to Bees”, 1983, and others….”

“… The Ring of a Snake is a convincive iconography of horror.
There is no doubt that the graphics contain the most exciting drawings by Josip Generalic. These are symbols of debauchery that are comprehensible in all respects: and these are the signia of unworthiness on which the artist is putting a curse. If the arstist’s moral judgement derives from his life experience, his expression is built on the creative intuition extracted from the shapelessness of his excited frame of mind…”

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