Art Gallery 003: Folk Art

Monday, April 9, 2012

 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.  The nature of folk art is specific to its particular culture.

artist:  Brianna

I'm such a huge fan of folk art, are you?  Well, you don't have to be a huge fan but do you like folk art?  I think the reason why I'm so drawn to it (no pun intended) is because it immediately sends my mind into daydream mode and it relaxes me.  I can completely get lost in these types of pictures.   What type of art sends you into daydream mode?

** the definition of folk art was taken from wikipedia


  1. What a wonderful folk art selection! I'm so happy to see my Sea to Shining Sea painting included in your blog. Thank you Tori. I'm a folk art lover. Wendy at Artrussellonline

  2. Hi Tori
    Thank you so much for including my paintings in your folk art gallery!!
    What a great view of modern folk art painting.
    Cheers : )
    Cathy Horvath Buchanan

  3. I love the simplicity of folk art. Thanks for including my artwork in your blog post!

  4. Beautiful work.. love the Bliss, the Cupcake shops and the swim clothes on the front yard.

  5. Hello Tori.

    Thank you very much for including my folk pieces in your lovely collection here.

    I agree that a big part of folk arts charm is that is calms us and people do allow their imagination to open up and often individuals seem to find something that triggers a memory for them in their life.

    A nice blog to wake up to on my birthday! =)

    Kind regards!

    Brianna Gabet

  6. You're right that this artwork makes you daydream. They are all very soothing. I kept thinking this artwork would be great for a children's book. My mind was already making up little stories. Travel photography also sends me into daydream mode.

  7. I didn't even know I was a fan of folk art until now! This definitely took me back to fairytale land, I felt like I was reading through a children's book as I was scrolling down (ah, the good old days...). I'm not sure what other kinds of art send me into daydream mode - maybe photographs of food... but maybe that's just because I love eating so much....

    thanks for sharing!!


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