#primitivism

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How Art Saved His Life: Story of Horace Pippin

It took Horace Pippin forty–three years to complete his first oil painting. Why so long? Because poverty, hard physical work, war, and...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2020

Art History 101

Post-Impressionism: Artists, Paintings, and Everything You Need to Know

The term "Post-Impressionism" combines the oeuvre of many artists. In this article, we will tell you about four prominent masters who are most...

Nataliia Pecherska 26 September 2020

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Exotic with Henri Rousseau

Let's Ride a Tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 23 June 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About Primitivism

Primitivism was a facet of Modern art inspired by the works of untrained artists in non-industrialized societies, namely tribal Africa and Oceania.

Alexandra Kiely 10 June 2020

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French painter who painted in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2020