Naïve and Sentimental Painting
The name for this related group of paintings is a reference to an essay by the German playwright, poet, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, On Naïve and Sentimental Poetry (1795). Schiller identified two fundamental creative impulses:­ the spontaneous and unfiltered, or naïve, and the self-conscious and reflective, or sentimental (in his terms “sentiment” was akin to “realist” and was associated with the loss of the naïve). To approach birds, flowers, butterflies, snails, etc., from a naïve standpoint, as though blind to the mawkishness associated with such subject matter, is impossible and immediately rouses equal and opposite impulses towards analytical reserve. These paintings, then, are in part an expression of my very personal and unfiltered relationship to the natural world, and a rumination on human involvement in it.
 

New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting
Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Anthroglobe I
2023
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
20 x 20 inches
Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Anthroglobe II
2023
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
20 x 20 inches

Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Anthroglobe III
2023
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
20 x 20 inches
Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting


Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting

Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Estuary Ghosts; Blue Heron with Data Chart
2022
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
20 x 20 inches

Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Estuary Ghosts; Mute Swan with Data Chart
2022
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
20 x 20 inches
Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on mylar
Perch
2022
Acrylic on mylar
14 x 14 inches

Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Hand with Flower
2022
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
12 x 16 inches
Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Red Right Hand
2022
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
11 x 14 inches

Tricia Wright New* Naïve and Sentimental Painting Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Maladroit
2022
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
14 x 14 inches