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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
1920-1925
1920-25
Related forms
folk-art, adjective
folk artist, noun
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Examples from the web for folk art
  • Huge selection of folk art, garden items, and furniture from around the world.
  • They might even be considered the scientific world's folk art.
  • He was a large collector of folk art and tools and had a museum nearby.
  • The art form will turn into a folk art form, which doesn't grow.
  • The collection includes various media and diverse styles from folk art to minimalism.
  • On the first floor is an art and antiques gallery featuring quilts, folk art and designer clothing.
  • The illustrations, rich with details, are in a warm watercolor style that echoes the folk art of the period.
  • Shaker reproductions, whimsical folk art whIrligigs, baskets.
  • The more abstract and self-enclosed haute cuisine became, the more its lovers pretended it was folk art.
  • Hotrods are homemade subversions of the existing order, mechanical folk art.
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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