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Aloïse Corbaz was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. With a high school diploma in hand, she worked as a dressmaker but dreamed of becoming an opera singer.

Romania ~ Mihai Vintila ~ The Tempest

The Tempest by Mihai Vintila - GINA Gallery of International Naive Art

As a collector of naive art--particularly produced with letters or numbers--and as a person generally interested in naive and outsider (and art brut and letterist and found )art, I was astonished to find this spectacular work by Terea Ottalo (ca. 1800-1870).  First of all, I make this to be about 200 lines long, and about 50 inches tall.  The words are, well, minute.    Secondly:  this magnificnet thing was EMBROIDERED.  Breathtaking, really.

As a collector of naive art--particularly produced outsider art, by Terea Ottalo (ca. First of all, I make this to be about 200 lines long, and about 50 inches tall.

Josip Generalic    b. 1936 History of Art: Folk Art, Naive Art

Josip Generalic b. 1936 History of Art: Folk Art, Naive Art decorative plants

I've never seen Naive Art. This is in the City Museum in Zagreb. (again, with the art obsession!)

I& never seen Naive Art. This is in the City Museum in Zagreb. (again, with the art obsession!

Of all beautiful critiques he received for his work, the one from French novelist and critic he liked the most. Marcel Arlan wrote: “He was born by the land.  He posesses it’s sweetness, wisdom and charm. And he needs no other guides.” In 1959 he painted “The deer wedding” – his most valuable work, according to evaluation of people who were following Croatian naive art for a long time.

Ivan Generalic (Croacia, is such a wonderful "arte naif" painting

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