neoprimitivism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

neo- +‎ primitivism, taking its name from Aleksandr Shevchenko's book Neo-primitivizm (1913).

Noun[edit]

neoprimitivism (countable and uncountable, plural neoprimitivisms)

  1. (fine arts) A Russian art movement fusing elements of Cézanne, cubism and futurism with traditional Russian folk art.
  2. (cultural anthropology) The loss of cultural complexity due to environmental factors and forms of social interaction.

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