The works by members of the EXAT 51 group (Ivan Picelj, Aleksandar Srnec, Vlado Kristl, Božidar Rašica, and Vjenceslav Richter), who represented the principles of geometric abstraction on the Croatian visual arts scene during the 50s, is the basis of the collection of constructivist and kinetic art, which as a whole is included among the most significant of its kind in Europe. For example, the collection includes key paintings and reliefs by Ivan Picelj, paintings by Vlado Kristl, lumino-kinetic objects and early paintings by Aleksandar Srnec, key works by Vjenceslav Richter, oil and gouache paintings by Božidar Rašica all created in the late 40s and early 50s.

EXAT 51 (Experimental Atelier) - a group of artists and architects who were active in Zagreb between 1950 and 1956. EXAT 51 advocated for abstract art, contemporary visual communication and the synthesis of all disciplines of visual art creation. Members of the group included Bernardo Bernardi, Zdravko Bregovac, Zvonimir Radić, Božidar Rašica, Vjenceslav Richter, Vladimir Zarahović, and painters Vlado Kristl, Ivan Picelj, and Aleksandar Srnec.


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