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.
- 3 Owls by Karla Gerard
- Stripes by Spiral Forest Studio
- Angel by Jenny Carter
- Sheep Farm in the Mountains by Regan Tausch
- Her Favorite Peacock by Sari Azaria
- Circus Cats by Ryan Conners
- Tree of Life by Catherine Halvorsson
- Bowl of Oranges 2 by Konnie Kim
- Modern Eiffel by Karen Fields
- Blue Hydrangeas by Brooke Baxter Howie