Definitions for primitivismˈprɪm ɪ tɪˌvɪz əm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word primitivism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness(noun)

    a wild or unrefined state

  2. primitivism(noun)

    a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children

Wiktionary

  1. primitivism(Noun)

    The state or quality of being primitive

  2. primitivism(Noun)

    The opinion that life was better or more moral among primitive peoples, or among children, and has deteriorated with civilization

  3. primitivism(Noun)

    Any of a group of related styles in the arts, influenced by a belief in the superiority of primitive forms

Freebase

  1. Primitivism

    Primitivism is a Western art movement that borrows visual forms from non-Western or prehistoric peoples, such as Paul Gauguin's inclusion of Tahitian motifs in paintings and ceramics. Borrowings from primitive art has been important to the development of modern art. The term "primitivism" is often applied to other professional painters working in the style of naïve or folk art like Henri Rousseau, Mikhail Larionov, Paul Klee and others.


Translations for primitivism

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for primitivism »

Translation

Find a translation for the primitivism definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these primitivism definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"primitivism." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/primitivism>.

Are we missing a good definition for primitivism? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for primitivism:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.