Tuesday, 22 November 2011

New Art!

I picked up this painting in a charity shop today for £2. I'm trying to think of a way of describing my collection of these paintings other than 'amateur art' because I don't think it's my place to decide who is and isn't a 'real' artist.

Found art is something else entirely - Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain' from 1917 is probably the most famous (and earliest) example.

I suppose some of my paintings could come under the category of 'naive' art like the painting 'Papa Gueye' below by an anonymous painting from Kharkov.

For now I'll call the collection found paintings rather than found art, but what do you think? How would you classify paintings done by artists who paint as a hobby?

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