What is folk art and its types?
FOLK ART is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture – expressing cultural identity by conveying shared community values and aesthetics. FOLK ART encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more.
What is difference between folk and fine art?
For some, fine art and folk art are distinguished by the education of the artist. Fine artists acquire their skills through rigorous, formal instruction while folk art is self-taught or accomplished with minimal instruction. The difference is essentially cultural, rather than educational.
Who invented folk art?
In other words, “folk art” is a term invented by 19th century white Christian well-educated urbanites to describe the quaint arts and crafts of rustic societies.