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amelya | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM via web

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What is folk art?

What is folk art?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:12 PM (Answer #2)

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The folk art represent the popular art of a nation and it does not respect the professional requirements of fine arts.The folk art reflects the aesthetic values of a culture.

The products of folk art are mostly decorative and useful and the basic materials used to fabricate these products are mostly natural: clay,wood,paper,metal.

The artists who already create folk art products pass their techniques to the followers through apprenticeships, but this is not a strictly rule. Anyone who love folk art can become self-educated and he/she can develop some useful skills to create beautiful products.

 

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alyisadragon | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted August 3, 2011 at 5:51 AM (Answer #3)

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folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic

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epic-art-time | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted January 22, 2012 at 5:14 AM (Answer #4)

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Folk Art is about decoration, whereas Fine Art is associated with the “Art for Art’s sake” concept.  Folk artists beautify objects that are important to a culture, making these objects even more significant.  These artists add decoration to everything from vessels and hairbrushes to architecture and dining room tables.  The purpose of folk art is always decorative.  Fine Art serves a purpose other than decoration.  Fine Artists are intrinsically motivated to make work separate from purpose.

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