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Neo-primitivism

Anthony Parton

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Russian movement that took its name from Aleksandr Shevchenko’s Neo-primitivizm (1913). This book describes a crude style of painting practised by members of the Donkey’s tail group. Mikhail Larionov, Natal’ya Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich and Shevchenko himself all adopted the style, which was based on the conventions of traditional Russian art forms such as the lubok, the icon and peasant arts and crafts. The term Neo-primitivism is now used to describe a general aspiration towards

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