The decorated attraction, painted by four Croatian naive painters from the Koprivnica-Križevci County in Croatia, sits proudly on display in Pécs’s central Széchenyi tér in Hungary as part of a project promoting traditional Easter egg painting. A number of cities around the word, including Vienna, Prague, Brussels, London, New York and Rome, have similar initiative going on.
The project aims to combine traditional egg-painting with naive art. The initiative has already been introduced to great acclaim in several major cities around the world, including Vienna, Prague, Brussels, London, New York and Rome.
‘Pisanice’ or decorated dyed eggs are a symbol of Easter and are given as gifts in Croatia. They have a very old tradition in Croatia and before paint became common, villagers would have to use whatever resources they had available around them to make the dyes and paints themselves.
photos: MTI/Tamás Soós