"1. Atropo, O sfinge dal teschio di morto- Acherontia
atropos. 2. Brachiglossa - Brachiglossa triangular"
Hand Colored Lithograph from Atlante Zoologico Popolare
by Givanni Boschi, Circa 1863-1867 (Italy)
This collection was created during the heyday of this
This lithograph is done in a style very popular with
collectors at the present time and is referred to as
Naive Art. Naive painters to not constitute a group
or a school.
This na´ve style is characterized by a deliberate lack
of sophisticated artistic technique. The use of color
is not dictated by faithfulness to reality. While a
tiger in the jungle may have black and gold stripes,
a na´ve artist may use black and blue. Subject matter
is childlike or na´ve.
The na´ve artist is free from artistic traditions. These
artists have free range of imagination and fantasy sometimes
with almost a surrealist effect. The so-called "psychological
perspective" is a prominent feature of na´ve painting.
The relative size of objects and figures is determined
by psychological interest without regard to natural
proportions. This results in the perspective often being
The lithographs published from 1863 - 1867 In Napoli,
Italy as part of the Atlante Zoologico Popolare compiled
by Dott.Giovanni Boschi are a superb example of na´ve
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