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 Bluethumb's Content Coordinator and handles all things photography related. The voice behind Bluethumb's social media and blogs, she is a core part of the curatorial team and leads the weekly newsletters. She holds photography dear to her heart, with a background as a freelance photographer herself.


Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, spending more $ than is sensible on stunning art.

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Other Media
$850
91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$480
29.5cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$190
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media
$290
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media
$250
40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$270
91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$800
71cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,000
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,300
40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,300
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$570
56cm (W) x 38.5cm (H)
Other Media
$320
21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
Drawings
$180
110cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$700
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$480
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$430