An Overview Of Naive Art

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Chapter 1 1.1 Overview of Naive Art Born in late 19th Century, Naive art, is a particular cultural-artistic movement, and its strongest characteristics are based on the fact that involved artists do not have any special instruction or expertise in drawing real life based scenes and objects, and they come from a modest socio-economic background. Also called “art of the people”, Naive artists have a predominant tendency of outlining real community values and aesthetic. In most of the Naive paintings we can, in fact, find real situations represented with a exaggerate sense of harmony. As trained artists, Naive artist are contradistinguished by a great passion for art, and even if they are often considered hobbyists, the only difference between them and “standard” artists, is that they apply personal knowledge rather than a formal one. Another key point of Naive art, is a peculiar representation of details, and artists often tend to rely on bright and high saturation colors instead of delicate tones. Perspective is often left on a side by Naive artists, giving to the figures a false appearance of being anchored in the space, characteristic which has been very appreciated by the critics. Since the middle of 20th century, 1964 precisely, Naive art has been developed and its popularity started growing. Many artists never expected to be evaluated so much and their paintings to be collected all over the world. Afterwards, some of the artists started considering themselves as
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