Skip to main content

Folk Art

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

medium_folk4.jpgFolk art is a general term that can be said to describe art that has been produced by men and women with little or no artistic training. It is the product of natural, if unrefined talent. Often with little regard for realistic size, scale, and perspective, folk art represents the artist's effort to record the people, animals, objects, scenes, or events of everyday life.

medium_folk2.jpgFolk art takes many forms: wood-carving, painting, drawing, embroidery - virtually every medium of artistic expression. The results are authentic recreations of the artist's surroundings - charming in their simplicity and lack of pretension.

Folk art traditions are strong in the Eastern Townships, as evidenced by the collections of several museums in the region.