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Naive Art Primitivism Wall Art

Primitivism is a Western art movement that borrows visual forms from non-Western or prehistoric peoples, such as Paul Gauguin's inclusion of Tahitian motifs in paintings and ceramics. Borrowings from primitive art has been important to the development of modern art. The term "primitivism" is often applied to other professional painters working in the style of naïve or folk art like Henri Rousseau, Mikhail Larionov, Paul Klee and others. Whether and to what extent we should simplify our lives and get "back to basics" is a debate that has been going on since the invention of writing. In antiquity the superiority of the simple life was expressed in the Myth of the Golden Age, depicted in the genre of European poetry and visual art known as the Pastoral. The debate about the merits and demerits of a simple, versus a complex life, gained new urgency with the European encounter with hitherto unknown peoples after the exploration of the Americas and Pacific Islands by Columbus and others. During the Enlightenment, arguments about the supposed superiority of indigenous peoples were chiefly used as a rhetorical device to criticize aspects of European society. In the realm of aesthetics, however, the eccentric Italian philosopher, historian and jurist Giambattista Vico (1688–1744) was the first to argue that primitive man was closer to the sources of poetry and artistic inspiration than "civilized" or modern man. Vico was writing in the context of the celebrated contemporary debate, known as the great Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns, over which was better, the classic poetry of Homer and the Bible or modern vernacular literature. In the 18th century, the German scholar Friedrich August Wolf identified the distinctive character of oral literature and located Homer and the Bible as examples of folk or oral tradition (Prolegomena to Homer, 1795). Vico and Wolf's ideas were developed further in the beginning of the 19th century by Herder. Nevertheless, although influential in literature, such arguments were known to a relatively small number of educated people and their impact was limited or non-existent in the sphere of visual arts. The 19th century saw for the first time the emergence of historicism, or the ability to judge different eras by their own context and criteria. A result of this new historicism, new schools of visual art arose that aspired to hitherto unprecedented levels of historical fidelity in setting and costumes. Neoclassicism in visual art and architecture was one result. Another such "historicist" movement in art was the Nazarene movement in Germany, which took inspiration from the so-called Italian "primitive" school of devotional paintings (i.e., before the age of Raphael and the discovery of oil painting). Where conventional academic painting (after Raphael) used dark glazes, highly selective, idealized forms, and rigorous suppression of details, the Nazarenes used clear outlines, bright colors, and paid meticulous attention to detail. This German school had its English counterpart in the Pre-Raphaelites, who were primarily inspired by the critical writings of John Ruskin, who admired the painters before Raphael (such as Botticelli) and who also recommended painting outdoors, hitherto unheard of.

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Ski Jump Print by William H Johnson

Ski Jump

William H Johnson

$17

Green And Yellow Parrots Print by Walasse Ting

Green and Yellow Parrots

Walasse Ting

$17

Ladies In A Row Print by Walasse Ting

Ladies in a Row

Walasse Ting

$17

Action Figures Print by Edith Vonnegut

Action Figures

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Rip-tide Print by Edith Vonnegut

Rip-Tide

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Falling Print by Edith Vonnegut

Falling

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Electrolux Print by Edith Vonnegut

Electrolux

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Dragon Slayer With Two Sons Print by Edith Vonnegut

Dragon Slayer With Two Sons

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Goddess In The Freezer Print by Edith Vonnegut

Goddess In The Freezer

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Garden Hose Print by Edith Vonnegut

Garden Hose

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Beefaroni Or Battle In The Aisles Print by Edith Vonnegut

Beefaroni Or Battle In The Aisles

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Motherhood Print by Edith Vonnegut

Motherhood

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Lunch In The Port Print by Mary Fedden

Lunch in the port

Mary Fedden

$17

Man With Zebra Print by Mary Fedden

Man with zebra

Mary Fedden

$17

Two Women On The Shore Print by Mary Fedden

Two women on the shore

Mary Fedden

$17

The Wounded Deer Print by Frida Kahlo

The Wounded Deer

Frida Kahlo

$17

Tree Of Hope, Remain Strong Print by Frida Kahlo

Tree of Hope, Remain Strong

Frida Kahlo

$17

Self Portrait With Loose Hair Print by Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait with Loose Hair

Frida Kahlo

$17

Sun And Life Print by Frida Kahlo

Sun and Life

Frida Kahlo

$17

Self Portrait Print by Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait

Frida Kahlo

$17

Portrait Of My Father Print by Frida Kahlo

Portrait of My Father

Frida Kahlo

$17

Still Life Print by Frida Kahlo

Still Life

Frida Kahlo

$17

Clifford's Tower, York Print by L S Lowry

Clifford's Tower, York

L S Lowry

$17

Going To Work Print by L S Lowry

Going to Work

L S Lowry

$17

Harvester Print by Ivan Generalic

Harvester

Ivan Generalic

$17

Village Print by Ivan Generalic

Village

Ivan Generalic

$17

Deer In The Forest Print by Ivan Generalic

Deer in the forest

Ivan Generalic

$17

Self-portrait Print by Ivan Generalic

Self-Portrait

Ivan Generalic

$17

Witch Print by Ivan Generalic

Witch

Ivan Generalic

$17

White Cat Print by Ivan Generalic

White Cat

Ivan Generalic

$17

Eiffel Tower Print by Ivan Generalic

Eiffel Tower

Ivan Generalic

$17

Winter Print by Ivan Generalic

Winter

Ivan Generalic

$17

Divination Print by Ivan Generalic

Divination

Ivan Generalic

$17

Gipsies Dancing Print by Ivan Generalic

Gipsies dancing

Ivan Generalic

$17

My Mona Lisa Print by Ivan Generalic

My Mona Lisa

Ivan Generalic

$17

The Casino Of Nice Print by Raoul Dufy

The casino of Nice

Raoul Dufy

$17

The Mexican Musicians Print by Raoul Dufy

The Mexican Musicians

Raoul Dufy

$17

Regatta At Cowes Print by Raoul Dufy

Regatta at Cowes

Raoul Dufy

$17

A Tramp On Christmas Day Print by Grandma Moses

A Tramp on Christmas Day

Grandma Moses

$17

Christmas Morning, Breakfast Print by Horace Pippin

Christmas Morning, Breakfast

Horace Pippin

$17

Blue Cat Print by Aldemir Martins

Blue Cat

Aldemir Martins

$17

Clowns And Musicians Print by Raoul Dufy

Clowns and Musicians

Raoul Dufy

$17

Four Musicians Print by Fernando Botero

Four Musicians

Fernando Botero

$17

Blind Singer Street Musicians Print by William H Johnson

Blind Singer Street Musicians

William H Johnson

$17

Music Print by Marc Chagall

Music

Marc Chagall

$17

Three Musicians Print by Fernand Leger

Three musicians

Fernand Leger

$17

Yellow Street Print by Camille Bombois

Yellow Street

Camille Bombois

$17

A House In Liozna Print by Marc Chagall

A House in Liozna

Marc Chagall

$17

Untitled 1 Print by Marc Chagall

Untitled 1

Marc Chagall

$17

Seated Old Man Print by Pablo Picasso

Seated old man

Pablo Picasso

$17

Red Sleigh On Winter Road Print by Maud Lewis

Red Sleigh on Winter Road

Maud Lewis

$17

Boy On The Rocks Print by Henri Rousseau

Boy on the Rocks

Henri Rousseau

$17

The Sleeping Gypsy Print by Henri Rousseau

The Sleeping Gypsy

Henri Rousseau

$17

Self Portrait From Lile Saint Louis Print by Henri Rousseau

Self Portrait from Lile Saint Louis

Henri Rousseau

$17

The Muse Inspiring The Poet Print by Henri Rousseau

The Muse Inspiring the Poet

Henri Rousseau

$17

Childrens Portraits Print by Johannes Itten

Childrens Portraits

Johannes Itten

$17

Picnic At Bedford Hills Print by Florine Stettheimer

Picnic at Bedford Hills

Florine Stettheimer

$17

The Cathedrals Of Broadway Print by Florine Stettheimer

The Cathedrals of Broadway

Florine Stettheimer

$17

Portrait Of Myself Print by Florine Stettheimer

Portrait of Myself

Florine Stettheimer

$17

Family Portrait, Ii Print by Florine Stettheimer

Family Portrait, II

Florine Stettheimer

$17

The Embrace Print by Diego Rivera

The Embrace

Diego Rivera

$17

Madame Moineau Print by Marc Chagall

Madame Moineau

Marc Chagall

$17

The Embrace Print by Diego Rivera

The Embrace

Diego Rivera

$17

The Birthday Print by Marc Chagall

The Birthday

Marc Chagall

$17

Tchitchikov's Father Educates Him Print by Marc Chagall

Tchitchikov's father educates him

Marc Chagall

$17

Self-portrait Print by Horace Pippin

Self-Portrait

Horace Pippin

$17

The Trial Of John Brown Print by Rick Kaplan

The Trial Of John Brown

Rick Kaplan

$17

Domino Players Print by Horace Pippin

Domino Players

Horace Pippin

$17

Two Pink Roses Print by Horace Pippin

Two Pink Roses

Horace Pippin

$17

Marian Anderson Ii Print by Horace Pippin

Marian Anderson II

Horace Pippin

$17

Mr. Prejudice Print by Horace Pippin

Mr. Prejudice

Horace Pippin

$17

Harmonizing Print by Horace Pippin

Harmonizing

Horace Pippin

$17

 

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