Definition of Primitive art

1. Noun. A genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists.

Exact synonyms: Naive Art, Outsider Art, Self-taught Art, Vernacular Art
Generic synonyms: Genre



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primitive Art

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primitive art (current term)
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Literary usage of Primitive art

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"A VALUABLE STUDY IN primitive art. A STUDY in primitive art of the most satisfactory character has been lately published by the Royal Irish Academy. ..."

2. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"primitive art in the Grecian Archipelago.—Babylon and Egypt the Precursors of Classic Art. THE extinction of the civilisation of the reindeer-hunters seems ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"This work, by Jennie J. Young, is presented as a comprehensive compendium of the history and manufacture of pottery and porcelain, from the primitive art of ..."

4. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm Lübke (1904)
"OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF ART Chapter I. PREHISTORIC AND primitive art. IN the intricate complexity of things around him, man tries to determine the ..."

5. Source Book for Social Origins: Ethnological Materials, Psychological by William Isaac Thomas (1909)
"... ORNAMENT, AND DECORATION ' [POINT OF VIEW FOR STUDY OF primitive art] .... When difficult problems have to be investigated the most satisfactory method ..."

6. The Beginnings of Art by Ernst Grosse (1897)
"CONCLUSION. have rambled through the domain of primitive art like an explorer ... Before we began our study of primitive art we tried - right concerning the ..."

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