Exploring Art… Naïve Art

Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and/or technique. While many artists might appear to have little or no formal art training, that is not necessarily true. Primitive or Naive art is also often called Folk Art or Outsider Art.

Naïve art might have a look of  innocence, simplicity. It often uses of bright colors, child-like perspective and odd scale. It portrays simple, easily-understandable and often idealized scenes. I characterize naïve art as often having a “flat” appearance. While most artist focus on giving their painting perspective, naïve artists do not.

Below are some wonderful original naïve pieces. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.


6 Responses to “Exploring Art… Naïve Art”

  1. Thank you so much for your feature!
    Love your other selections too!

  2. Kelly, Thank you for posting my art as an example of naive folk art. Happy day to you! Karla G

  3. Lovely paintings, by all, here. Proud to be featured. Thank you!

  4. What a lovely blog………….thank you for including my Folk Art……….it feels good when hard work is noticed…….

    Regan T

  5. Catherine Halvorsson Says:

    Thank you for this blog and these wonderful examples. My experience of formal training has had a value but my experience is, that intellectualising over art stands in the way of puttting paint to canvas. I think many Outsider/Naive artists are driven in a way, by a compulsion just to paint/draw and to depict an inner world.

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