The Naive genre of art is one that can be unfairly overlooked by art fans and critics when it comes to major shows and galleries. It is all too easy to see naive one as childlike and lacking in talent because of the simplicity of the forms and colours. Yet, these works are highly important in art history and need to be seen. They are also very influential to later artists such as Picasso and Kandinsky. An upcoming exhibition at the Paris Musee Maillol looks to showcase this fact.
“From the Douanier Rousseau to Seraphine: The great Naive masters” looks at work from various artists of the genre to help viewers explore the themes further. His includes André Bauchant, Camille Bombois and Henri Rousseau. The show opens on the 11th of September and continues until the 19th of January. Come and give this genre a second chance and learn more about its influence.
From 11 September 2019 to 19 January 2020
Le Musée Maillol
59-61 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7
Metro line 12, “Rue du Bac” station