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Naive Art is good for you

Posted on February 16, 2013 | 2 comments
I've been interested in art ever since I lived in Paris. I spent many winter weekends in its great museums carrying a 6 months old baby when her mother needed to get some sleep. It was then when I started to develop my own taste. Impressionism,  contemporary and modern paintings were my favorites. I love colorful paintings that inspire and make you happy. 

A while back I landed on MoMA’s FB page to see what's new – and my eye’s popped out! I was enchanted with the colors, details, and joy that filled every corner of a naive painting by the artist Marie Jonsson-Harrison, from Australia.  It was the first time I saw Naive art and I was hooked. 



It appears that in the past naive artists were outsiders, not the mainstream and not taken seriously or considered professionals. Therefore most of them painted for themselves. It was only about 100 years ago that Naive art was accepted as an artistic mode of art. 

Take my word for it - there is no other Art as raw, honest and engaging as Naive art! 
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  • dana

    Love primitive/naive art – it has a childlike simplicity

  • Susan

    I agree. Naive art has become my favorite a few years ago. It’s simple, pure and charming.

 

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