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Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans
Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans

Folk art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups. Folk art is generally produced by people who have little or no academic artistic training, nor a desire to emulate "fine art", and use established techniques and styles of a particular region or culture. Along with painting, sculpture, and other decorative art forms, some also consider utilitarian objects such as tools and costume as folk art.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2054 KB) Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Folk art Bywater, New Orleans Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2054 KB) Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Folk art Bywater, New Orleans Metadata This file... For other uses, see Craft (disambiguation). ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ...


Antique folk art is distinguished from traditional art in that while it is collected today based mostly on its artistic merit; it was never intended as a category to be art for art’s sake. Examples include: weathervanes, old store signs and carved figures, itinerant portraits, carousel horses, fire buckets, painted game boards, cast iron doorstops and many other similar lines of highly collectible "whimsical" antiques.


Characteristically folk art is not influenced by movements in academic or fine art circles, and for the most part, folk art excludes works executed by professional artists and sold as "high art" or "fine art" to the society's art patrons.[1] An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time (usually a few months, years or decades). ... Birth of Venus, Alexandre Cabanel, 1863 Academic art is a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies or universities. ...


The turn of the 21st century saw an increase in work by self-taught folk artists, possibly because of the growing number of retired people with time to spend on new ventures.[citation needed] This 'grassroots art' movement is most visible in the states of Kansas and Wisconsin. The movement has been popularized on public television by the show Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations produced by KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri.[citation needed] KCPT-TV Channel 19 is a PBS member station for the Kansas City television market. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Other terms that overlap with folk art are naïve art, popular art, outsider art, traditional art and even working class art. As you would expect, all these terms have different connotations; but they are all at times used interchangeably with the term folk art, for which a satisfactory definition has proven hard to come by. Example of Henri Rousseaus work: The Repast of the Lion, circa 1907 Naïve art is created by untrained artists. ... Adolf Wölflis Irren-Anstalt Band-Hain, 1910 The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (which literally translates as Raw Art or Rough Art), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

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Noted folk artists

Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous[1] English graffiti artist. ... Grego Anderson (b-1967) is a blues folk artist who lives in Austin, Texas. ... Elito amangpintor Circa - folk painter. ... Justus DaLee was an American Folk Artist born October 1, 1793 in Pittstown, Washington County, New York to James Waterman DaLee and his wife, Anstis Kinnicutt. ... William Edmondson (1882? - 1951) was an African-American folk art sculptor. ... The Forevertron is the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world. ... Paradise Gardens in Summerville, GA, built by Finster. ... Chris Flesher is an American folk art woodcarver. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Peaceable Kingdom (c. ... Clementine Hunter (1886/1887 - January 1, 1988) was an American creole folk-artist who was active in Louisana. ... Joshua Johnson (c. ... Bob Justin, a self taught outsider artist, was born in New Jersey in 1941. ... Dóra Keresztes (b. ... Arnold Kramer, Folk Artist Example of Kramers Work Arnold Kramer was nicknamed Minnesotas Grandpa Moses [1] by the University of Minnesota during the hey-day of his painting career in the 1960s. ... Maud Lewis (1903-1970) . Folk artist born in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was a preacher, missionary, artist, musician, and poet who worked in New Orleans in the 60s and 70s, notable primarily for her folk art. ... Grandma Moses (1953) Anna Mary Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), better known as Grandma Moses, was a renowned American folk artist. ... Ammi Phillips (1788–1865) was an American portrait painter, regarded as one of the most important untrained folk artists of his era. ... Susan Powers Susan Powers is a self-taught American artist who began painting in 1979, encouraged by a friend and fellow painter who had seen her expressive pencil drawings. ... Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (Dec 18, 1941 in Leland, Mississippi) is a jazz trumpeter. ... Jimmy Lee Sudduth (March 10, 1910 - September 2, 2007)[1] was a prominent outsider artist and blues musician from Fayette, Alabama (USA). ... Edgar Tolson (1904-1984) was a woodcarver from Kentucky who became a well-known folk artist. ... Campo di Grano, by Claudia Vecchiarelli Claudia Vecchiarelli is a contemporary Italian-German naive painter, whose favourite subjects are Italian landscapes (especially those of Tuscany and Umbria). ... Enoch Tanner (or E.T. for short) Wickham (1883 - 1970) was a self-taught folk artist who built life-size concrete statues along a rural road in Palmyra, Tennessee. ...

See also

Folklore Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... Alebrijes are mythical creatures in the folklore of the Mexican Linares Family. ... Alebrijes are mythical creatures in the folklore of the Mexican Linares Family. ... Folk arts have a long history in China. ... African Folk Art African folk art consists of a wide variety of items: household objects, metal objects, toys, textiles, masks, and wood sculpture, among others. ... An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. ... A retablo (or lamina) is a small oil painting on any variety of surface, typically a wood carving. ... A Yakshagana artist wearing pagaDe, one type of head-wear. ... Example of Henri Rousseaus work: The Repast of the Lion, circa 1907 Naïve art is created by untrained artists. ... Madhubani painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India. ... Based in the Thane District, about 150 km north of Mumbai, the Warli tribe numbers over 300,000 members. ... Adolf Wölflis Irren-Anstalt Band-Hain, 1910 The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (which literally translates as Raw Art or Rough Art), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created...

References

  1. ^ a b West, Shearer (general editor), The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, page 440, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, United Kingdom, 1996. ISBN 0-8212-2137-X

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  • Compton Verney has the largest collection of British folk art in the country, acquired for the gallery in 1993 to prevent it being split up and sold abroad

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Folk art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (250 words)
Folk Art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions, and traditional social values, of various social groups.
Folk art is generally produced by people who have little or no academic artistic training and use established techniques and styles of a particular region or culture.
Grassroots Art Center Lucas, Kansas is the offical Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas.
Chinese folk art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
Folk arts have a long history in China.
One of the oldest forms of folk art is puppetry.
Another popular folk art is the quyi, which consists of various kinds of storytelling and comic monologues and dialogues, often to the accompaniment of clappers, drums, or stringed instruments.
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