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 Crude • Clumsy  

 Crude • Clumsy  

 Crude • Clumsy  

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 Crude • Clumsy  

 Crude • Clumsy  

 Crude • Clumsy  

• Aesthetic choices are made or limitations of talent come through that impart an untrained, amateurish impression

An artist might consciously choose to incorporate stylistic elements that reflect a lack of ability, such as uninformed and poor rendering of form with haphazard distortions, hesitant outlines, perhaps with uncontrolled painting/drawing “outside the lines.”

An artist might also manifest a crude/clumsy aesthetic in a piece due to his or her own personality or lack of ability. Conscious adoption of a crude/clumsy aesthetic by an otherwise skilled artist might be done in order to reflect the characters/objects/moment in history being portrayed. A crude/clumsy aesthetic might also be consciously adopted to make a piece suitable for a setting or purpose that demands something shoddy.

Featured above: The Potato Eaters by Vincent Van Gogh.

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