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Latif Maulan
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  • Florida Folk - A text-photography documentary about self-taught, outsiders artists living in Florida.
  • Folk Archive - An attempt to collect and show folk art from all parts of Britain and Ireland.
  • The Folk Art Society of America - A non-profit organization which advocates the discovery, study, documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, folk artists and folk art environments.
  • FolkArt.LifeTips.com - Offers user hundreds of guru approved tips and links related to the different styles of folk art, where to view and purchase this type of art, and other helpful tips for the folk art lover.
  • Georgia Folk Art - Dedicated to showcasing Georgia's Living Folk Artists. Specializes in yard art, metal sculpture, and other interesting objects.
  • Highwaymen, Art about Florida - Information concerning and works by Highwaymen, specifically James Gibson, inclusive of other highwaymen. Selling artworks by original highwaymen.
  • History of Talavera Pottery - Learn about the origins of Talavera a type of majolica earthenware, a white and glazed type of ceramic.
  • The Orange Show - A non-profit organization founded to preserve, present, promote and popularize the artistic expressions of ordinary people.
  • Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters - Seven Sisters' quilt show travels back to the old south and days of slavery in a performance featuring song, dance, history, stories, skits and quilts.
  • Southern Arizona Folk Arts - Images and descriptions of folk art from southern Arizona including quilts, Easter eggs, cowboy and western, Chicano murals, low riders, and Mexican-American paperwork.
  • Anthony Petullo Collection - Self-taught art with heavy European influence. A comprehensive non-profit reference site.
  • Inside Out Productions - Outsider art created by artists with developmental disabilities.
  • Interesting Ideas - An eclectic site featuring outsider art links, roadside art, and other tributes to popular culture.
  • Intuit - Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art - A not-for-profit organization to recognize the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world, and who instead seem motivated by their unique personal visions.
  • Jane's Addictions - Extensive overview of outsider/art brut/visionary arts and environments; also Southern folk pottery.
  • Knickerbocker, Carl - Paintings by Carl Knickerbocker a 'suburban primitive' artist from Florida.
  • Made in Prison: Contemporary Art by Incarcerated Men and Women - An exhibtion of contemporary drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates from across the United States.
  • OutsiderArt.info -- online art gallery of self-taught artists - Site which showcases outsider artists. Art submissions and representation available.
  • Raw Vision Magazine - Promotes Raw Vision magazine and outsider art.
  • Walker, Anthony - Anthony Marble Works - A Johns Hopkins operating room nurse uses discarded surgery drill bits, carbide and diamond burs, to carve original works in stone.
 
  Folk Art

carvings, paintings, needlework, decorated utensils, and other artifacts created by artists and artisans—often anonymous—who have no formal academic training in the arts. Folk art has existed in every culture, past and present.

Of necessity, this article is restricted to folk art in North America produced by colonists and émigrés from Europe and Africa and by native Americans working in European styles. For the folk art of other cultures,

he Western world has long distinguished between the highly structured teachings of the academies that produce the fine arts and the orally transmitted traditional arts, created by and for the artistically less sophisticated.

In the conservative view held by many folklorists, for a work to qualify as folk art it must be part of a long-standing tradition, must be learned from an active practitioner, and its genre, style, and technique should be those of an isolated culture, such as that of the Amish or whalers.

In the United States and Canada the concept of folk art is far less restrictive. In the normal usage of museums, dealers, collectors, and the general public the key word is nonacademic—art that has developed outside, but not necessarily uninfluenced by, the arts taught in art schools.

In fine art the idiosyncratic generally is admired, whereas anonymity of style is characteristic of folk art, in that it expresses an aesthetic for a specific group that includes the artist and the artist’s immediate audience.

Included in this broader concept current in America are such products as were created by teams of workers: circus-wagon carvings, carousel figures, and manufactured weather vanes.

Paintings by artists of little or no training are included; many of the paintings in collections of folk art, however, are by artists with an awareness of academic mannerisms either through prints, an occasional viewing of an academic painting, or chapbooks (small books or pamphlets) on painting, such as those written by Rufus Porter

Also included in the broader concept are the works that were produced by young people in seminaries and academies, such as memorials, needlework pictures, and calligraphic pictures.

An inclusive definition, then, of what is generally understood to be folk art in North America includes both traditional folk arts handed down from one individual to another—such as frakturs (illuminated writings), quilts, and scrimshaw—and other nonacademic objects that might be called associative folk arts.

Such nonacademic objects have been included, for all practical purposes, in the literature and in the exhibitions of folk art for more than half a century.

Often in this latter group are portraits sometimes designated as provincial, naive, or vernacular.
Another distinction is that between folk art and craft. If the utility of a work predominates, then it is a craft object; if decoration predominates, then it is an example of folk art.

 
     
 
 
     
     

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