Private Half Day Tour from Belgrade
Experience this extraordinary world of tranquility and creativity. Emerged in a Slovakian community, a world known Naive Art school is a gem of north-east Serbia.
By private car /minivan / minibus / motor coach. Refreshment break included. Duration approx. 4 hours
Secure booking available. Price is per tour/group, not per person.
This excursion takes us to the picturesque village of Kovačica /Kovachitsa/, situated in the fertile Pannonian plain only 48 km (30 miles) northeast of Belgrade, which is world famous for its school of Naive art.
More than two centuries ago, in 1802, about two hundred of Slovak Protestant families started their migration to the southern parts of the then Austro-Hungarian Empire. While wandering in vast lowlands, they saw the crossroads and beside it a small blacksmith's workshop. That is where they decided to settle and raise the village. Nearly 140 years they lived in their traditional manner, working in the fields and enjoying the right to freely practice their Lutheran faith.
But in the wake of World War II, a sudden explosion of creativity started happening among the villagers. It manifested mainly through visual art, communicating to us their emotions, habits and scenes from everyday life. Their art presents itself in pure and joyful way, to some extent like children would do in their expression. The momentum of creativity continues today, and has been recognized from Tokyo to New York under the name of Naive art.
During our stay, we will visit several galleries and ateliers, among them the main Gallery of Naive Art and enjoy over there the works of two of the most known painters: Martin Jonaš and Zuzana Chalupova.
Next, we will pay a visit to the home of the recognized violin maker who is the head of one of the most creative family in this unique place....
Return to Belgrade and your hotel.
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Duration approx. 4 hours.