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- 1978, Sidney Alexander, Marc Chagall: A Biography, New York, N.Y.: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, page 460:
- Marc Chagall comes from Vitebsk but has nothing Jewish about him in looks, in manner, in any peculiarities. Yet he paints almost nothing but ghetto life—and in a semi-naïf, rather childish fashion, does it with enough feeling to “put it over.”
- 1979, Growing Point, page 3509:
- Drawings of a simple, semi-naïf type also stress the homely, almost accidental tenor of the re-tellings.
- 1986, Studio International, page 44:
- Other Australian work which impressed included the semi-naïf paint-[…]
- 2009, Natalie Adamson, Painting, Politics and the Struggle for the École de Paris, 1944–1964, Ashgate Publishing, →ISBN, page 136:
- Rebeyrolle’s semi-naïf, deliberately ugly and pathetic portraits, still lifes and rude examinations of the bestial world were hailed as a vital example of revelatory realism, admired in France as in England for their durable construction of quotidian objects and bulky bodies, suggesting the necessity of a committed return to drawing and modelling after the Old Masters.
- 2014, Luisa Del Giudice, “Afterword: Personal Reflections on the Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative”, in Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, New York, N.Y.: Fordham University Press, →LCCN, page 344:
- Politi had actually made multiethnicity a focus of his art (before it became the norm) and showed a penchant for expressions of ethnically costumed festive celebration in a simple, even semi-naïf vein (appropriate to children’s literature).