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Encyclopedia > Primitive art

Na´ve art is a term that is usually applied to the work of untrained painters; it presumes the existence of an academy and of a generally accepted 'educated' manner of painting. In practice, there are schools of na´ve atists; over time it has become very much yet another acceptable style. Its characteristics are an awkward relationship to the formal qualities of painting: difficulties with drawing and perspective that result in a charmingly awkward and often refreshing vision. Strong use of pattern, unrefined colour, and simplicity rather than subtlety are all supposed markers of naive art; however, it has become such a popular and recognisable style that it would probably be more correct to call most examples pseudo-na´ve.


Grandma Moses is the most famous American Na´ve artist.


Primitive art is another term often applied to the art of those without formal training; this is to be distinguished from the self-conscious movement primitivism.


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primitive art - definition of primitive art in Encyclopedia (188 words)
Naïve art is a term that is usually applied to the work of untrained painters; it presumes the existence of an academy and of a generally accepted 'educated' manner of painting.
Strong use of pattern, unrefined colour, and simplicity rather than subtlety are all supposed markers of naive art; however, it has become such a popular and recognisable style that it would probably be more correct to call most examples pseudo-naïve.
Primitive art is another term often applied to the art of those without formal training; this is to be distinguished from the self-conscious movement primitivism.
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