© 2011 Sally Whitman Coleman, PhD. All rights reserved.
The use of non-western art styles, such as African Art, in an effort to be progressive and new. Western artists believed that non-western art conveyed fundamental truths.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, a German Expressionist, was drawn to primitivism for its powerful and colorful properties that helped him to portray the alienation and violence he found in modern urban life.