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.
- folk-art, adjective
- folk artist, noun
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How to use folk art in a sentence
I dropped by Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery in Uptown and bought a piece of folk art.Was a three-week trip to New Orleans for work or vacation? Both. | Andrea Sachs | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
But Dave and his crew kept living the nightmare and probing the depths of depravity through their absurdist, folk-art horror-show.My Friend Oderus Urungus: GWAR’s Dave Brockie Was a High School Punk Legend | Andy Hinds | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Katsuba says he was inspired by everything from Russian classical literature and Brazilian folk art in the creation of ALBATROSS.
The American folk art Museum never envisioned Infinite Variety as a traditional exhibition.
Their wide, bright necklaces and elaborate headpieces are now de rigueur among folk-art fashionistas.
It felt strangely awkward seeing him in my living room with the fake Louis armchairs and the folk art paintings.
The custom of using animals and plants to represent human beings and to express human meanings is as old as folk-art itself.Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock
Let it stand as a bit of child-art, just as we rejoice to let crude productions stand as folk-art.Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock
It differs somewhat in style from other examples of Byzantine art of that period by reflecting the influence of folk art.
Icon painting formed an important bridge between folk art and the fine arts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
A number of contemporary artists utilize the various forms of folk art as their medium of artistic expression.
British Dictionary definitions for folk art
the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
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