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

anyone?

tesseract??

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Guest Pilau Hands

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.

 

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Guest imported_Tesseract

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...

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Guest TEARZ

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.

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Guest imported_Tesseract

Tearz, that is correct, 'populist' is the proper term.

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