naive art

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naive art

(20th century and earlier) Works by self-taught artists whose fresh, untutored style is noted for its simplicity and innocence. Notable naive artists include Grandma Moses and Douanier” Rousseau.
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Noun1.naive art - a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artistsnaive art - a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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"It brings together the naive painting of horses, that I absolutely love, within a homage to Ben Nicholson all with a surreal twist.
* Have students compare the visual space in a naive painting with the space in a painting or drawing which uses the western tradition of perspective.
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In this ravishing book you find illustrations of dolls, weathervanes, painted furniture, naive painting, whirligigs, quilts (of course), carved room ornaments, and there is even a 19th century tattoo pattern book, with proposed skin ornaments and this is an area I guarantee that few of us know anything about and so scholarship in this case brings immense pleasure with it.
Like Ray Johnson, Thek was an artist's artist - an insider rather than an outsider - despite the naive painting style he affected.
Until then all those colourful quilts, weathervanes, amusement arcade figures, carved decoys, store signs, naive paintings of ships or babies, blanket chests and careful samplers had not been considered of any value.
Naive paintings of horses and farm animals attract strong interest and prices to match, the larger and more strangely built the creatures appear, the better they are appreciated.