Naive Art

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Parkstone International, Jul 1, 2011 - Art - 256 pages
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Until the end of the 19th century Naïve Art, created by untrained artists and characterised by spontaneity and simplicity, enjoyed little recognition from professional artists and art critics. Naïve painting is often distinguished by its clarity of line, vivacity and joyful colours, as well as by its rather clean-cut, simple shapes, as represented by French artists such as Henri Rousseau, Séraphine de Senlis, André Bauchant and Camille Bombois. However, this movement has also found adherents elsewhere, including Joan Miró (who was influenced by some of its qualities), Guido Vedovato, Niko Pirosmani, and Ivan Generalic.
 

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A scholar and curator at the Hermitage Museum, Brodskaia surveys the genre of "na ve art," broadly referring to artists without formal training (although this approach is perhaps more commonly known ... Read full review

Contents

How Old is Naïve art?
8
Reflections on Naïve Art
40
From Popular Tradition to PhotographyNaïve Artists and Folk Art
84
Ivan Generalic
170
Naïve Artists and Photography
202
Is Naïve Art Really Naïve?Naïve Artists and Professional Artists
216
Index
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