primitive art


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a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists

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Thus, primitive art is closely related to the local context led to its creation: construction materials, environment, traditions and customs associated with significant use, and an ethnological approach (rites, magic, symbolic, etc.
Particular influences are primitive art and the art of the early 20th century, so I enjoy the direct visual pleasure of composing shapes, colours and patterns," she says.
Like all true primitive art the aesthetic adventure to the Rani Paraj people is an unconscious one dictated by urgencies that know no outward moulding.
Ranjit Arora interprets the "tribal origin of existence" and reflects the magical elements of primitive art.
At that time, the view that primitive art was decorative or an amusement was abandoned in favour of a magic-religious explanation.
A professor of art history at New York University, Goldwater was also director of the Museum of Primitive Art, established in 1957, and wrote a key book on the topic, "Primitivism in Modern Art.
I loved primitive art as a kid, and that's one of styles in which I'm developing my own recent art.
At his first one-man show in 1932, he exhibited his collection of Surrealist sculptures and objects, many of which were influenced by African and primitive art forms.
The two-volume catalog "The Collection at Home - Henkel Collection" shows a selection of this unusual art collection comprised of paintings, exhibits of graphic and primitive art, photographs, tapestries and fabrics.
Rather than considering alchemy a primitive art made obsolete by scientific chemistry, they chart the role alchemy played in the development of theories of the nature of matter and of chemical change.
Describing her look as a mix of old and new, primitive art blended with midcentury ideals and sprinkled with ethnic influences, Jenks has created what she feels is an objective style that allows people to see what they want to see.
Farm animals, people, religious and traditional festivities, flowers in vases or elaborated heart shapes, which are also found on primitive art furniture are among the themes incorporated in paper cutting.
The child's room features framed primitive art and custom furniture in bright complex colors.
Crew traveled to several continents, gaining exposure to indigenous cultures and primitive art, all helping to build the foundation for his boutique, which opened in January 2002.
This collaboration between Stravinsky and Picasso is interesting, because both these great 20th century artists reacted against their revolutionary pre-1914 work, with its inspiration in primitive art, towards a refined, conservative neo-classicism at the beginning of the 1920s.