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Discuss the idea of “primitive mind”, in relation to this idea of artistic purity.
It’s an idea that is key to the concept of modernity, and which factors in many examples of artworks that we discuss in this class. Does primitive mind exit? What are the problems with accepting the existence of such a concept? How have artists approached the idea of embracing primitive mind?
In your paper, give two examples of two different artists who embraced the idea of primitive mind.
One of the people you choose to discuss should look to mental illness or extreme drug/alcohol use as the antidote (then) contemporary mind, and as a way of accessing primitive mind.
5 pages, double space, at least 3 references