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Contest Rules

Naive Art style - 'APPARENT CHARACTERS', not exhaustive, and common to this art:

 - 'astonishment' caused by the viewer, which is not the result of more calculated surrealist works, such as those of Magritte or Dali.

the 'perfume of innocence'

- 'a change of scenery', because of the unconventional vision of the artist

- 'freshness of expression', resulting from the inner look of a certain 'infantilism' (not to be confused with spontaneous manifestations of the child)

- the naive 'Frozen' (opposed to the technique of the child, which develops with age)

- 'Technical insufficiency' (supposed, while it is involuntary in the child)

- 'awkwardness', which does not, however, constitute a criterion of quality or definitive definition of the kind

- 'pictorial quality', which can compensate for the lack of competence, but must not reduce the work in the 'decorative' style.

- 'stylization', betraying a will, either of embellishment, simplification or sublimation

- 'simplification', reflecting at the same time the desire to circumvent certain technical difficulties, but also to load the work 'with a power of signification, even totemic, more direct'

- the 'storyteller' aspect (subjects, bucolic or solemn subjects ...)

- the 'mental perspective', which paints for example a flower larger than a tree or a house

- 'idealization' which, through the plastic conventions, can reveal deep unconscious tendencies

- the 'dreamlike vision' (sensitivity to the mystery and the existential essence of things)

- the imaginary, which can reach the fantastic, the marvelous or the unusual, sometimes the symbolism or the esotericism
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1.Post a maximum two only artwork falling into the above category,artwork could be your own or a well known master

2. Open to all collectors, photographers and artists and online galleries

3. The winner and non-winners will receive one week of promotion with my Naive Art Style group on Facebook and other social networks.

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 2 images.

Voting Rules

1)   Votes may be cast by any visitor to (members and non-members).

2)   You may only vote once per image.

3)   You may vote for as many images as you like... but only once for any given image.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Friday, January 11th, 2019 - 3:20 AM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Monday, January 14th, 2019 - 3:20 AM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 - 3:20 AM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

Premium membership to 2019 Winners Gallery + your image featured on front page

2nd Place:

Your image will be featured on front page of Naive Art Group for a week

Contest Organizer

Roger Dartiguenave

MontrÉal , Quebec


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