Lecture 9-02-08

Lecture 9-02-08 - LECTURE FOLK ARTFolk art describes a wide...

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LECTURE 9-02-08 FOLK ART- - Folk art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups. - Folk art is generally produced by people who have little or no academic artistic training, nor a desire to emulate "fine art", and use established techniques and styles of a particular region or culture. - Along with painting, sculpture, and other decorative art forms, some also consider utilitarian objects such as tools and costume as folk art. [ - Antique folk art is distinguished from traditional art in that while it is collected today based mostly on its artistic merit; - it was never intended as a category to be art for art’s sake. - Examples include: weathervanes, old store signs and carved figures, itinerant portraits, carousel horses, fire buckets, painted game boards, cast iron doorstops and many other similar lines of highly collectible "whimsical" antiques. -
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Lecture 9-02-08 - LECTURE FOLK ARTFolk art describes a wide...

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