Designation for certain European artists from before 1500, especially when these appear to employ a conspicuously archaic style. Created by self-taught and unsophisticated artists from any period. Art from Africa, Oceania and Native Indian America. In this case, the term "primitive" is almost inappropriate, since it can sound derogatory. Sometimes art, which occurs in an early stage of development. The relationship between the various parts of a building or a piece of art.