Folk Art by definition, is the art produced by self-taught people - in other words, those who have not studied at art school. However today, the term "Folk Art" is also used to describe craft techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Then, there's Outsider Art, which is art that is created outside of the norm. That is to say, without guidelines or accepted standards. There's also Visionary Art. It seems that there are those among us that have a spiritual force guiding them to create works of art, usually with a strong spiritual message - this is called visionary art. Folk Art Thematic Visual Arts Arts.
Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.
- Folk art Category
- Southern art
- Art genres
- Decorative arts
- A The Orange Show www
A non-profit organization founded to preserve, Orange Show, present, promote and popularize the artistic expressions of ordinary people. The Orange Show.
- A The Folk Art Society of America www
A non-profit organization which advocates the discovery, Folk Art Society of America, study, documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, folk artists and folk art environments. The Folk Art Society of America.
- Learn History of Talavera Pottery www
Learn about the origins of Talavera a type of majolica earthenware, Talavera Pottery, a white and glazed type of ceramic. History of Talavera Pottery.
- A Florida Folk www
A text-photography documentary about self-taught, Folk, outsiders artists living in Florida. Florida Folk.
- Canadian Maloney, Sheila www
Canadian folk painter of narrative town and country scenes. Maloney, Sheila.
- Self-taught Raleigh, Michael - Words and Pictures www
Self-taught artist Michael Raleigh creates paintings and mixed-media works that tell the stories of mask wearers, Michael - Words and Pictures, ghosts, and lost children trying to found their way home. Raleigh, Michael - Words and Pictures.
- A Nova Scotia Folk Art www
A gallery of Nova Scotian folk artists. Nova Scotia Folk Art.
- Gallery Henry Boxer Outsider Art Gallery www
Gallery of visionary, Boxer Outsider Art Gallery, naive and outsider art in the UK. Henry Boxer Outsider Art Gallery.
- Exhibits Dalarnas Museum www
Exhibits a rich collection of Swedish folk art, Museum, costumes and textiles, and a gallery displaying the Falun School of graphic art. Located in Dalarna, Sweden. Dalarnas Museum.
- Exhibits American Folk Art Museum www
Exhibits in New York City feature 18th- and 19th-century paintings, Folk Art Museum, quilts, sculptures, and the work of contemporary self-taught artists. Includes hours, fees, membership details, events and programs. American Folk Art Museum.
- An Interesting Ideas www
An eclectic site featuring outsider art links, Ideas, roadside art, and other tributes to popular culture. Interesting Ideas.
- Showcases OutsiderArt.info www
Showcases outsider artists. OutsiderArt.info. Art submissions and representation available. OutsiderArt.info.
- BBC Centurions www
BBC Radio 3 Centurions will feature 100 of the humanities hit makers of the twentieth century. Centurions.
- Historical Art Movements and Periods www
Historical art movements arranged in dictionary format for easy digestion. Art Movements and Periods.
- Features UCM Museum www
Features a vintage service station, Museum, a 90-year-old Louisiana Creole cottage, an exhibition hall of memorabilia, and the much photographed House of Shards. UCM Museum.
- Story Dinsmoor, S. P. www
Story of S. P.. P. Dinsmoor and his Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas, by Bill Amundson. Dinsmoor, S. P..
- A Payphones of the World www
A library of payphone pictures. the World. Submit a photo of a local payphone. Payphones of the World.
- Showcases Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in the Wall Street Journal www
Showcases the Wall Stree Journal's distinctive drawings of national celebrities, Business in America: Hedcuts in the Wall Street Journal, politicians and business men and women. Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in the Wall Street Journal.
- Alexa: Folk Art Thematic
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Folk Art Thematic
- DMOZ: Folk Art Thematic
dmoz.org Directory: Folk Art Thematic