Child Drawing аnd Works оf Art Naive
Сборник: London Review of Education and Science
Abstract: Visual art encompasses various levels of artistic expression formed
by regulated professional art, by pictorial folklore and by the artistic efforts of naturally
self-trained artists. A third field, designated as “Naive Art“ holds a specific distinction
as it has a certain autonomy in the domain of the artistic and visual complex and in
itself it represents the individual, personally-distinctive and artistic approach. Apart
from its main denomination – “Art Naïve”, the works of self-trained artists may also be
designated as amateur, primitive or childish art. The fascination with this type of art is
related to the charm of the primitive, to the artistic efforts of amateur painters. Although
it possesses a level of independence regarding the cognitive stimuli and its procedural
differences, child drawing is often attached to the works of natural artists due to its
similar and nominal qualities, as they form a type of a common group. As a natural
phenomenon, child drawing is mainly a specific form of absorption of the social
experience with traits and demonstration of elements typical for the artistic creation.
Keywords: primitivism, naïve art, pictorial folklore, avant-garde, abstract art, children’s art.