Rua Cosme Velho, 561,
Cosme Velho,
Rio de Janeiro

Naïve Art is the name given to art designed by self-taught artists who have not had any technical training. It is simply and is created using bright colours, sketches and lines which produce a work of art which is very different to what a trained artist would describe as art. The International Museum of Naïve Art in Rio de Janeiro is where you can see this art, displaying pieces by 520 artists from all over the world.

The museum displays more than 6,000 works of art which come from every corner of the planet and which date from the 15th century to the present day. Brazil is one of the countries in the world where naïve art is very popular and so it is not surprising that this museum has the largest presentation of this art in the world.

The museum is location in a 19th century mansion and one of the most famous works on show is the enormous canvas of the city of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay. This museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

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