Definition of Outsider 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, Primitive Art, Self-taught Art, Vernacular Art
Generic synonyms: Genre



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outsider Art

outside clinch
outside door
outside edges
outside edging
outside gross area
outside loop
outside marriage
outside mirror
outside of
outside out patch
outside the box
outside world
outsideness
outsider
outsider art (current term)
outsiderdom
outsiderhood
outsiderish
outsiderly
outsiderness
outsidernesses
outsiders
outsides
outsight
outsights
outsin
outsing
outsinging
outsings

Literary usage of Outsider art

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1. New Dictionary of South African Biography by E. J. Verwey, Nelson Mandela (1995)
"Outside of the mainstream of artistic output or recognition, outsider art is usually made by artistically untrained individuals who do not see themselves as ..."

2. Pictures that Every Child Should Know: A Selection of the World's Art by Bacon Mary Schell (Hoke) (1908)
"Young Holbein was never regularly apprenticed to any outsider. Art was not then taught as it is now. The work of a beginner was often to paint for his ..."

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