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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    i'm looking for a solid definition of folk art?
  2. Iris

    Iris Banned

    Joined: Sep 2, 2001 Messages: 888 Likes Received: 1
  3. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    shut the fuck up.
  4. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    where's homesnozzle tesseract?
  5. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    Brought to you by Pilau Hands and www.artlex.com, your internet dictionary of art terms

    Folk art - Art made by people who have had little or no formal schooling in art. Folk artists usually make works of art with traditional techniques and content, in styles handed down through many generations, and often of a particular region. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, metalwork, costume, tools, and other everyday objects all may be folk art.

    click here if you need to see examples
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    thank you pilau.
  7. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    folk art = country bumpkin shit
  8. Pilau is right on it!

    I could have another definition, more personal and not at all solid.
    I sometimes feel that folkart is a political statement(a hardcore communist one), a limitation towards 'art' in a way that cant be 'specialised'. I dont know if i explain it well but i mean that any true and inspirational thing is hidden behind some 'function'.
    ...fuck it, i'm sick...
  9. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

    tesser, while i agree on one hand, i wouldn't put it in marxist terms really. i'd say that the term most commonly associated with folk art would be "populist." my couple of cents.
  10. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    i meditate on those..
    thanks boys.
  11. Tearz, that is correct, 'populist' is the proper term.