black art

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Synonyms for black art

the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

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The involvement of modernists groups such as the Fauvists, Cubists and German Expressionists with art negre helped establish the later 'cult of the primitive' in the context of the Surrealist movement.
Picasso's involvement with art negre was a key factor in defining both himself and his work within the context of being a modern 'primitive' magician, and indeed the connection between Picasso's art and magic is well documented.