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folk art

noun
1.
artistic works, as paintings, sculpture, basketry, and utensils, produced typically in cultural isolation by untrained often anonymous artists or by artisans of varying degrees of skill and marked by such attributes as highly decorative design, bright bold colors, flattened perspective, strong forms in simple arrangements, and immediacy of meaning.
Origin of folk art
1920-1925
1920-25
Related forms
folk-art, adjective
folk artist, noun
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  • A number of contemporary artists utilize the various forms of folk art as their medium of artistic expression.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Thorough coverage of 19th-century folk art: techniques, artifacts, surviving specimens.

  • In common with the folk art of other countries of Eastern Europe, Romanian folk art uses mostly abstract and geometric designs.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • It differs somewhat in style from other examples of Byzantine art of that period by reflecting the influence of folk art.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Among the more unusual forms of folk art that continue to be practiced are the decoration of Easter eggs and painting on glass.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • A number of contemporary sculptors have taken inspiration from folk art for their often massive works in wood.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for folk art

folk art

noun
1.
the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
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