Primitive Art

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A term initially used to refer to the arts of all of Africa, Asia, and Pre-Columbian America, later used mostly to refer to art from Africa and the Pacific Islands.

Primitive art is a term used to describe art created by non-Western cultures, as well as art created by Western artists who were inspired by non-Western art forms. The term is often associated with art that is characterized by simplicity, boldness, and a lack of realism or naturalism. Primitive art has had a significant impact on the development of modern art, and continues to be celebrated for its beauty, innovation, and cultural significance.

By the late 20th century, the term, with its derogatory connotations, fell out of favor.