Examples of Folk Art In Photos
A Further Study Of Folk Art
What Is Folk Art?
I ran across this question recently and set out to answer it. I have to say that the more I looked, the more conflicting information I ran across. In this article,my aim is to set forth several photos* that I believe to be examples of folk art. I will accompany each with a brief notation. Please be advised that this article is likely to change and grow as I learn more!
What I hope to show here are examples of folk art that embody the qualities most associated with it. That is, items made by the people of a specific area and society using techniquesand materials that are typical to that area. The items will not necessarily be art. They may be beautiful every day items. And, most importantly, the artists might not necessarily be artists. They may just be folks who wanted to make something both useful and beautiful.
But this is not always the case. Sometimes, folk art is just art...as you will see!
I hope you will comment, make suggestions, and recommendations! I intend to keep adding to this article as my understanding of the subject grows.
(*PHOTO CREDITS may be found below the COMMENTS section.)
Is Folk Art Always Old?
Is Folk Art Always Art?
Do Folk Artists Go To Art School?
So...Is All Folk Art Practical?
Do I Have Folk Art in My House?
Is Folk Art Strictly a Visual Art?
Must Folk Art Follow A Specific Style?
Is There A Limit Of The Types Of Media That Are Acceptable?
Is Folk Art Just Crafts, Painting, and Sewing?
Can New And Old Be Combined?
Can I Make Folk Art?
Folk Art Properly Rendered Can Become History
For More On Folk Art...
- Folk Art! What Is It? What Isn't It?
In this article, I define Folk Art and compare it with some similar types of art.
- Street Art: Mexico City & Urban Furniture
Visit Mexico's street art exhibition made of fun, interactive, functional, beautifully sculpted and usable urban furniture; a must see collection of urban art.
- HubPages Tour
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All photos are from everystockphoto.com
Black Angel Photographer: ugaldew: everystockphoto.com Stock Exchange Image License Agreement: http://www.sxc.hu/info.phtml?f=help&s=8_2
PALM LEAF BOWL Photographer: wayfaring stranger: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
KNITTING Photographer: quinet: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
EQUADORIAN FOLK Photographer: quil: everystockphoto.com Stock Exchange Image License Agreement: http://www.sxc.hu/info.phtml?f=help&s=8_2
MULTICOLOR STAR BLOCK Photographer: onebyjude: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
PAN FLUTE Photographer: surely: everystockphoto.com Stock Exchange Image License Agreement: http://www.sxc.hu/info.phtml?f=help&s=8_2
QUILTS Photographer:Paul Jerry: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
HANDPAINTED CERAMIC TOILETS Photographer: Cameron Nordholm: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
DUCKS IN A ROW Photographer: Bob McInnes: everstockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
Iron Horn Fabricated by Ernie Ahrens, at the Community Folk Art Center Exhibition "The Whipping Post" (Syracuse, NY) Photographer: takomabibelot: everystockphoto.com Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
CROCHETED AFGHAN Photographer: *waterlily* : EVERYSTOCKPHOTO.COM Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
Mrs. Bill Stagg with state quilt, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC) Photographer: Library of Congress Licensing Agreement: Public Domain
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