Easter is an important time of year in Catholic Croatia and other parts of the world. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus is symbolized by re-birth. Eggs are often decorated in traditional art forms and in north western Croatia that means NAIVE art.
Croatia's large painted eggs are set to become ambassadors for the country. That's thanks to an initiative by the local tourist board.
Fourteen large Easter eggs will travel to thirteen cities around the world.
Naive art in South East Europe started in the early thirties of the last century in and around the village of Hlebine, in north-western Croatia.
Self-taught and "primitive" by definition, naive artists of the so called "Hlebine School" paint landscapes, peasants, cows and roosters.
The images may recall the simple renderings of a child or a neolithic cave painting in their innocence and originality.