What is the difference between representational and naturalistic pertaining to art?

I always thought they meant the same thing?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    As I understand it, representational art is an umbrella term that encompasses naturalism. Art is representational when it depicts identifiable objects or people (as opposed to abstraction). Naturalism is a type of representational art that depicts its subjects in a natural state, free from idealism and ornamentation. Gustave Courbet is considered to be one of the great naturalistic painters.

  • pounds
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Naturalistic Art

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