Art Terms

Naïve Art: Art which is deceptive in its appearance as innocent, childlike, and spontaneous. Naïve artists may be self-taught, but frequently borrow conventional compositions and techniques from the history of art, and strive for precision and technical polish. In painting it tends towards bright colours, abundant detail, and flat space.

Colour: The perceived character of a surface according to the wavelength of light reflected from it. Colour has three dimensions: Hue (such as red or yellow), Value (its lightness or darkness), and Intensity (its purity or saturation).