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Is the era of folk art over?

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Is the era of folk art over?

Postby Owl Jones » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:50 am

Not in a 'big picture' sense, but is folk art all but dead? Google Trends seems to think so...

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Re: Is the ear of folk art over?

Postby Owl Jones » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:51 am

Rats. Didn't link to it correctly. Lemme try again:

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Re: Is the ear of folk art over?

Postby Gary Dee » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:17 pm

What is "ear of folk art"?
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Re: Is the ear of folk art over?

Postby bloodjelly » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:59 pm

Gary Dee wrote:What is "ear of folk art"?


"Era." (I'm guessing). Interesting trend, though, Owl. That style (folk art, rustic chic, etc) has been popular in mainstream stores for a pretty long while now, where it's mass produced and obviously not made by average "folks." Maybe that has something to do with it, plus the fact that everyone who wanted a piece pretty much has one, since typically it's on the less expensive end.
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby Owl Jones » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:03 pm

If I didn't have typo's - I'd have no interesting posts at all. :)
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby dylanchumleigh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:31 am

Sorry can't understand what do you mean, can you show us your art???
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby MFrankly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:55 am

I can't see the link either, but the question is interesting. It is kind of like punk at the end of the 80's. If part of the aesthetic is unskilled, primal passion, there becomes a point where you have to be deliberately obtuse in order to remain unskilled if you are serious about what you do. Then you have the problem of people who enjoy the way folk looks and think to themselves 'that can't be to hard' and knock out a dozen pictures in their suburban garage. You have the appearance of folk art without the underlying concept.
The surrealists were the group that introduced the idea of folk art, but they were interested in the work of the mentally ill and untrained as more direct access to the subconscious. But there is a line between appreciation and exploitation.
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby John Marsdon Watkins » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:02 pm

Folk art is still going strong and you can find it on the following web sites, Yssey art and Etsy.It seams to be selling very strong and the going prices are high. :D
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby Gary Dee » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:00 pm

I still don't qute understand what is included in "folk art". Would you consider southwestern art "folk art"? :?
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Re: Is the era of folk art over?

Postby Carson Collins » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:41 am

Ref: Folk Art

Bottom line, there never was an "era" of folk art - unless one considers the countless ages that humans existed before the invention of electronic media.

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