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A Modern Approach to Folk Art American Style

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 05, 2012 01:07 AM
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by Dabney Frake & Ann Manubay last modified Jul 04, 2012

American folk art used to have a bad rap, labeled primitive or naive compared to other fine art. Traditional woven rugs, carvings, and quilts - once valued in families and small communities for their utility - are now recognized by the larger world as a legitimate bottom up approach to beautiful design. Created by self-taught artists, they have their own patterns and expressed traditions, unique to region and individual maker. Think Navajo rugs, or the vibrant quilts of Gees Bend, and you know what I mean. More Read More...






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