- 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.
Origin of folk art
First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for folk art
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
March 25, 2014
The custom of using animals and plants to represent human beings and to express human meanings is as old as folk-art itself.
Let it stand as a bit of child-art, just as we rejoice to let crude productions stand as folk-art.
- the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country