What is Naïve Art?

By Megan George
Melbourne

About this Curation

Throw the rule book out the window: the increasingly popular form of naïve art means turning away from tradition and embracing instinct. Also known as primitivism, naïve art is a manifestation of raw creativity, characterised by a seemingly simplistic approach that is uninhibited and intuitive to composition and ideas. Often described as childlike, naïve paintings are a window into our raw emotions and ideas. Discover some of the top artists working in this style in this curation of fascinating, raw artworks.

About the Curator

Megan is the Content & Creative Manager at Bluethumb, working across our social media, digital marketing and creative production.


Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, constantly adding to her burgeoning art collection.

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Other Media
$850

91cm (W) x 61cm (H)

Acrylic
$480

29.5cm (W) x 42cm (H)

Acrylic
$190

30cm (W) x 40cm (H)

Mixed Media
$290

40cm (W) x 40cm (H)

Mixed Media
$250

40cm (W) x 30cm (H)

Oil
$270

91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)

Acrylic
$800

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Mixed Media
$1,300

40cm (W) x 30cm (H)

Oil
$1,300

50cm (W) x 70cm (H)

Acrylic
$570

56cm (W) x 38.5cm (H)

Other Media
$320

21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)

Drawing
$210

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)

Acrylic
$480

50cm (W) x 60cm (H)

Acrylic
$430

20cm (W) x 20cm (H)

Oil
$300

59.4cm (W) x 42cm (H)

Reproduction Print
$690

42cm (W) x 29cm (H)

Mixed Media
$150