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noun

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.

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Origin of folk art

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM folk art

folk-art, adjectivefolk artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for folk art

folk art

noun

the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
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