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The Earth Group (Croatian: Grupa Zemlja) was a Croatian arts collective active in Zagreb, Croatia from 1929 to 1935. The group aimed to defend their artistic independence against foreign influences such as Impressionism or Neoclassicism and art for art's sake. They maintained that art should mirror the social milieu from which it springs and should meet contemporary needs, hence their emphasis on the popularization of art, both at home and abroad. In spite of its ideologically heterogeneous membership, the group was considered Marxist in orientation but never espoused socialist realism.

Members and guestsEdit

ExhibitionsEdit

  • 1st Exhibition (as Udruženje umjetnika Zemlja) at Salon Ulrich in Zagreb, 1929
  • 2nd Exhibition (as L'Association artistique "Zemlja") at Gelerie Billiet in Paris, 1931
  • 3rd Exhibition (as Udruženje umjetnika Zemlja) at Umjetnički paviljon in Zagreb, 1932
  • 4th Exhibition (as Udruženje umjetnika Zemlja) at Umjetnički paviljon in Zagreb, 1934
  • 5th Exhibition (as Družestvo Zemlja - Zagreb) at Galerija Preslav in Sofia, 1934
  • 6th Exhibition (as Udruženje umjetnika Zemlja) at Umjetnički paviljon Cvijete Zuzorić in Belgrade, 1935

ReferencesEdit

  • Angeli Radovani, Kosta (1971). 6. zagrebački salon : kritička retrospektiva "zemlja" : slikarstvo, grafika, crtež, kiparstvo, arhitektura : Umjetnički paviljon, Zagreb, 8. svibnja-8. lipnja 1971. (in Croatian). Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts Modern Gallery. OCLC 500719470.