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Synonyms for primitivism

a wild or unrefined state

a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children

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The common places Attia unveils are intricately specific, overwriting such generalizations as modernism and primitivism, metropole and colony.
Modal primitivism is the view that metaphysical modality cannot be reduced to something entirely nonmodal.
Culleton, refocuses our attention on the ways in which the Revival's appropriation of the perspective and language of primitivism shaped Irish modernism.
The editors wisely divide this core to arrange the eleven essays into three subsets: examples of Irish primitivism in response to the Celtic Revival; ethnography and cultural translation affecting primitivism, which neatly moves to considerations not only within Ireland but also abroad; and concentrations on gender and the body, whose essays highlight aspects of sexuality and the incarnation of the nation in relation to the configuration of Irish primitivism.
The artist's work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi.
Partha Mitter's use of primitivism as a conceptual paradigm is useful in tying the narrative of modern Indian art into the larger strategies adopted by the European avant-garde.
The work itself reads more as Primitivism than any subtle reading of geometric discourse.
Cope's unusual dialogic foray is humorously apt, where it crops up, on the cusp of her psychoanalytic complication of Primitivism.
After this shift towards materialist science and philosophy, the Romantic poets reverted to an individualistic primitivism based on excessive emotionalism and a refusal to face the hard facts that society had changed forever and that the old certainties were now dead and gone.
More specifically, I consider liminality and border phenomena, primitivism, and the performative as central and symbiotic characteristics of duende in the Spanish arts and in Hemingway's novels set in Spain, The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Chapter 1 begins the attack on Humeanism with an extended defense of primitivism about laws of nature: rather than trying to analyze nomic facts in terms of non-nomic facts, as Humeans do, we should treat lawfulness as a primitive notion in our ontology.
Dentith returns to epic's link with primitivism to identify epic as a source for possible subaltern identities both close to home in Ireland and in India's epic traditions.
In her book Gone Primitive, Marianna Torgovnick defines primitivism as an ensemble of diverse and contradictory tropes, which form a grammar and a vocabulary referring to the Other (8).
For instance, equating primitivism and cubism (as Press does in his discussion of Mikhail Larionov's designs for Chout) seems problematic: to Russian modernist painters "primitivism" and so-called "cubo-futurism" would have represented two distinct cultural phenomena, divergent as much in their techniques as in their underlying ideologies.
In contrast to the widely held view that modern art in this country evolved from Parisian experimentation and New York urbanism in the context of an industrialized society, Neff argues that the vast emptiness and flatness of the western landscape along with an embrace of primitivism represented by American Indian cultures are responsible for a truly modern aesthetic.