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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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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

The Barracks Print by Horace Pippin

The Barracks

Horace Pippin

$17

Man On A Bench Print by Horace Pippin

Man On A Bench

Horace Pippin

$17

Little Sweet Print by William H Johnson

Little Sweet

William H Johnson

$17

Self Portrait with Monkey Print by Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait with Monkey

Frida Kahlo

$17

The Broken Column Print by Frida Kahlo

The Broken Column

Frida Kahlo

$17

Head of the man Print by Pablo Picasso

Head of the man

Pablo Picasso

$17

Abaporu Print by Tarsila do Amaral

Abaporu

Tarsila do Amaral

$17

The Dream Print by Henri Rousseau

The Dream

Henri Rousseau

$17

Death of Pablo Escobar Print by Fernando Botero

Death of Pablo Escobar

Fernando Botero

$17

Family feast Print by Niko Pirosmani

Family feast

Niko Pirosmani

$17

The Deer Wedding Print by Ivan Generalic

The Deer Wedding

Ivan Generalic

$17

Mop 'N Glo Print by Edith Vonnegut

Mop 'N Glo

Edith Vonnegut

$17

Mosque in Razgrad Print by Radi Nedelchev

Mosque in Razgrad

Radi Nedelchev

$17

Jungle Print by Radi Nedelchev

Jungle

Radi Nedelchev

$17

Frank Lloyd and His Family in Paradise Island Print by Fernando Botero

Frank Lloyd and His Family in Paradise Island

Fernando Botero

$17

Henry Ford Hospital Print by Frida Kahlo

Henry Ford Hospital

Frida Kahlo

$17

Portrait of Diego Rivera Print by Frida Kahlo

Portrait of Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo

$17

The Egg Print by Tarsila do Amaral

The Egg

Tarsila do Amaral

$17

Postcard Print by Tarsila do Amaral

Postcard

Tarsila do Amaral

$17

The Quilting Bee Print by Grandma Moses

The Quilting Bee

Grandma Moses

$17

Sugaring Off Print by Grandma Moses

Sugaring Off

Grandma Moses

$17

The Burning of Troy in 1862 Print by Grandma Moses

The Burning of Troy in 1862

Grandma Moses

$17

A Tramp on Christmas Day Print by Grandma Moses

A Tramp on Christmas Day

Grandma Moses

$17

Marian Anderson Print by William H Johnson

Marian Anderson

William H Johnson

$17

Archangel Print by Fernando Botero

Archangel

Fernando Botero

$17

The Toilet in the Morning Print by Fernando Botero

The Toilet in the Morning

Fernando Botero

$17

The Thunderstorm Print by Grandma Moses

The Thunderstorm

Grandma Moses

$17

Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey Print by Grandma Moses

Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey

Grandma Moses

$17

Man Lying on a Wall Print by L S Lowry

Man Lying on a Wall

L S Lowry

$17

Three Cherries Print by Mary Fedden

Three Cherries

Mary Fedden

$17

By The Sea Print by Mary Fedden

By The Sea

Mary Fedden

$17

The Beach Print by Fred Yates

The Beach

Fred Yates

$17

Beefaroni Or Battle In The Aisles Print by Edith Vonnegut

Beefaroni Or Battle In The Aisles

Edith Vonnegut

$17

The Siesta Print by Fernando Botero

The Siesta

Fernando Botero

$17

Old Kahala Home Print by Arman Manookian

Old Kahala Home

Arman Manookian

$17

Hawaiian Boy and Girl Print by Arman Manookian

Hawaiian Boy and Girl

Arman Manookian

$17

Waiting for Christmas Print by Grandma Moses

Waiting for Christmas

Grandma Moses

$17

Apple Butter Making Print by Grandma Moses

Apple Butter Making

Grandma Moses

$17

So Long Till Next Year Print by Grandma Moses

So Long Till Next Year

Grandma Moses

$17

Christmas at Home Print by Grandma Moses

Christmas at Home

Grandma Moses

$17

Shenandoah Valley Print by Grandma Moses

Shenandoah Valley

Grandma Moses

$17

The Tree of Paradise Print by Seraphine Louis

The Tree of Paradise

Seraphine Louis

$17

Florence Print by Louis Vivin

Florence

Louis Vivin

$17

La gitana Print by Camille Bombois

La gitana

Camille Bombois

$17

Grandma Moses Goes to the Big City Print by Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses Goes to the Big City

Grandma Moses

$17

 

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