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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Picture Shelley, Mary www
Picture stories carved in wood. Shelley, Mary.
- Story Franklin, George www
Story of the artist's life, George, told in his paintings. Franklin, George.
- On-line Southern Visionary Art www
On-line folk art gallery with an eclectic array of self-taught artists Southern Visionary Art.
- Gallery Artisans Folk Art www
Gallery of antique folk art, Folk Art, outsider art, antiques, Americana, tramp art, carvings, and paintings. Artisans Folk Art.
- Unites The Radovljica Municipality Museums www
Unites five different museums, Radovljica Municipality Museums, including the Museum of the Town, ivec House and Museum of Apiculture in Radovljica, the Museum of Hostages in Begunje na Gorenjskem, and the Iron Forging Museum in Kropa. Includes hours and entrance fees. Located in Slovenia. [English, German, Italian, Slovenian] The Radovljica Municipality Museums.
- Collects, Museum of Greek Folk Art www
Collects, Greek Folk Art, preserves and exhibits art and artifacts from traditional Greek culture. Located in Athens. Museum of Greek Folk Art.
- A Walker, Anthony - Anthony Marble Works www
A Johns Hopkins operating room nurse uses discarded surgery drill bits, Anthony - Anthony Marble Works, carbide and diamond burs, to carve original works in stone. Walker, Anthony - Anthony Marble Works.
- Documents Foundation for Self-Taught American Artists www
Documents the work of self-taught American artists. for Self-Taught American Artists. Includes artist's biographies, media, and educators resources. Foundation for Self-Taught American Artists.
- A National Portrait Gallery - Eye Contact www
A celebration of masterpieces on paper highlighting famed Americans of the past century by legendary artists. Portrait Gallery - Eye Contact. Includes large reproductions and audio commentary from the exhibition's curator. National Portrait Gallery - Eye Contact.
- Virtual Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Tours by Sybject www
Virtual tour of manuscripts and illumination, Bibliotheek - Tours by Sybject, engravings, woodcuts, drawings, and religious works from the National Library of the Netherlands. Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Tours by Sybject.
- 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..
- 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.
- A Payphones of the World www
A library of payphone pictures. the World. Submit a photo of a local payphone. Payphones of the World.
- An Speleo-Art www
An informal group of artists, Speleo-Art, based in the UK, with a particular interest in caves and speleology. Speleo-Art.
- Alexa: Folk Art Thematic
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Folk Art Thematic
- DMOZ: Folk Art Thematic
dmoz.org Directory: Folk Art Thematic