Folk art– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Folk art– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Folk art- Introduction- 50 words

Category: 1 (Verbal arts)

Category: 2 (Religion and folk belief)

Folk art- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Verbal arts” and “Religion and folk belief” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Folk art is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in the Folk art renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Characteristics of folk art objects, Workshops and apprentices, Materials, forms, and crafts & Influence on mainstream art.

There are other art movements such as “Baroque,” “Art deco,” and “Pointillism”which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Folk art come from other art styles such as Grandma Moses, Ammi Phillips, Howard Finster, Maud Lewis, and Erastus Salisbury Field.

This art movement (Folk art) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Purple Hat Painting by Diane Britton,” “Dancing Girls by Madhuri Krishna,” and “Starry Starry Night Owl.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Painting by Dinesh Kumar” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Farm Painting by Toni Grote,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Folk art student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Verbal arts (artistic approach)” and “Religion and folk belief (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Verbal arts”-A Category.

FOLK ART was an art movement, and if you want to read about Folk art comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Grandma Moses, Ammi Phillips, Howard Finster, Maud Lewis, and Erastus Salisbury Field.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Folk art Characteristic section.

Folk art- Characteristics

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Folk art- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Folk art?

Folk art is an art movement, and the Folk artist tries to express artistic thought through Folk art paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Grandma Moses, Ammi Phillips, and Howard Finster who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Purple Hat Painting by Diane Britton,” “Dancing Girls by Madhuri Krishna” and “Starry Starry Night Owl.”

Thus Folk art is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Baroque,” “Art deco,” “Pointillism” etc.

  1. Why is Folk art still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Folk art paintings/artworks and fame of Folk artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Purple Hat Painting by Diane Britton,” “Dancing Girls by Madhuri Krishna” and “Painting by Dinesh Kumar.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Purple Hat Painting by Diane Britton,” “Painting by Dinesh Kumar,” “Starry Starry Night Owl.”

These Folk art paintings show the popularity of this art style. Grandma Moses, Erastus Salisbury Field, and Howard Finster are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Folk art?

Folk art is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Folk art was the way of expression for “Erastus Salisbury Field,” “Howard Finster,” and “Grandma Moses.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Verbal arts” and “Religion and folk belief.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Folk artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Folk artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Verbal arts) and visual expression (Religion and folk belief).

  1. What are the features of Folk art?

This art style is trendy; Folk art emerged in the 9th century as a/an Folk art movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Maud Lewis,” “Grandma Moses” and “Erastus Salisbury Field.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Folk art movement, then you should read about “Grandma Moses” and “Ammi Phillips.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Verbal arts” and “Religion and folk belief.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Folk art- Five topmost artists

Grandma Moses

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Ammi Phillips

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Howard Finster

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Maud Lewis

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Erastus Salisbury Field

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Folk art- Introduction of these artists.

1st GRANDMA MOSES– Grandma Moses is the artist of Folk art movement who played a vital role in the Folk art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is September 7, 1860, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Moses attended a one-room school (American folk artist). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Folk artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Moses attended a one-room school (American folk artist).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Folk art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Starry Starry Night Owl,” “Dancing Girls by Madhuri Krishna,” “Purple Hat Painting by Diane Britton,” “Farm Painting by Toni Grote” and “Painting by Dinesh Kumar.”

Notable works:- Anna Mary Robertson in the 1860s & Fireboard decorated by Moses in 1918.

Qualification:- Moses attended a one-room school (American folk artist).

2nd AMMI PHILLIPS– The date of birth of Ammi Phillips is April 24, 1788, this artist was born during the Folk art period when the Folk art movement was on the peak wherein Ammi Phillips had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is APRIL 24, 1788, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Portrait painter active in Connecticut, Massachusetts.

Notable works:- Mrs. Wilbur Sherman and daughter Sarah, 1815 & Mrs. Charles Westley Powers, 1829.

Qualification:- Portrait painter active in Connecticut, Massachusetts.

3rd HOWARD FINSTER– This name also emerged during the Folk art movement. The artwork demand of Howard Finster is a little bit lesser than Grandma Moses.

But the artworks of this artist (Howard Finster) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Pursued a career as an artist (while still young) & American artist.

Notable works:- Paradise Gardens in Summerville & One of Finster’s last portraits.

Qualification:- Pursued a career as an artist (while still young) & American artist.

4th MAUD LEWIS– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canadian folk artist).  Maud Lewis is the artist of the Folk art movement who also played a vital role in the Folk art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is March 7, 1903, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canadian folk artist).

Notable works:- Maud Lewis Memorial in Marshalltown.

Qualification:- Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canadian folk artist).

5th ERASTUS SALISBURY FIELD– The date of birth of this artist is May 19, 1805, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Displayed sufficient talent in sketching portraits (American folk art painter). The artworks demand of Erastus Salisbury Field is a little bit lesser than Grandma Moses.

But then also, paintings of this Folk artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Elizabeth Billings Ashley 1826 & Portrait of a Young Woman 1830.

Qualification:- Displayed sufficient talent in sketching portraits (American folk art painter).

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