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Thread #138058   Message #3159765
Posted By: GUEST,lively
24-May-11 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
"We see Folk Art in patronising terms of Naivity and Primitivism; we see them as being Noble, Natural, Innocent, Uneducated, Untainted."

Well maybe *some* of us do? I think I was attracted to so-called Primitive art during my mid-teens when browsing through, well 'art'. I was struck by the emotional potency, the super-real vividness, the palpable presence of the figures, the uncompromising directness of the story, the absence of contrivance.

One could rephrase such impressions in similar ways to those you have expressed of course.