Description Primitivism was an art movement of late 19th century painting and sculpture; characterized by exaggerated body proportions, animal totems, geometric designs and stark contrasts. The first artist to systematically use these effects and achieve broad public success was Paul Gauguin. The European cultural elite discovering the art of Africa, Micronesia, and Native Americans for the first time were fascinated, intrigued and educated by the newness, wildness and the stark power embodied in the art of those faraway places.
Birthday Gifts, Alaska Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Mega-Celebrations is one of the largest online stores specializing in top quality birthday gifts with original high resolution designs and photographs.
Mainly our art is commercial in nature but we are lucky to have access to many black and white and hand colored photographs taken in the early 1900's and African artwork from the late 1800's. These you can purchase in a variety of pictures, canvas and cards on this site.
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