Comments on the visual arts. including work by eclectic artists
Sunday, October 28, 2012
American Folk Art
I was reminded this past week of American Folk Art which is a nearly invisible area of the art world. My first awareness of how interesting it can be came from seeing a reproduction of Ammi Phillips' portrait of Harriet Leavens. I believe the original is in Harvard University's collection. My next delightful encounter with folk art was at the Smithsonian. Two sculptures, a most fierce tiger and a daring man on a unicycle. these three paintings are the result.