folk art


folk art
noun
genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
Hypernyms: ↑genre

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noun
Etymology: probably translation of German volkskunst
: the traditional typically anonymous art of the people that is an expression of community life and is distinguished from academic or self-conscious or cosmopolitan expression — compare court art

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folk-art, adj.folk artist.
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.
[1920-25]

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folk art,
a simple, unsophisticated form of art based upon traditional beliefs and methods.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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