Mudcat Café message #3159868 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138058   Message #3159868
Posted By: GUEST,lively
24-May-11 - 02:55 PM
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."

"Whilst I'm not aware of [...] patronising anything,"

Come on honey, get it straight! Either 'we' do or 'we' don't - Eh?
Or perhaps are you a bit separate and superior to "us lot". Of course I know you are not. That's just provocation.

But all this "we / you" "thee / thou" stuff, arguably linguistically distances one from immediate personal human engagement - with art and indeed all other forms of personal experience. Though this is of specific relevance to matters pertaining to "folk" art I should guess.

Never having been to art college myself, I can only surmise.. :) Maybe someone can put this better than me.