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date: 26 November 2020

primitivism 

Source:
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

A term employed in the context of 20th-century art to refer to the use by Western artists of forms or imagery derived from the art of cultures conventionally considered ‘primitive’ or ‘under-developed’, such as those of sub-Saharan Africa or Oceania.... ...

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