Can folk art ever be truly beautiful and inspiring? Or is it doomed to the degrading word "cute?"?



All labels in art are arbitrary. Art is art, the rest is marketing.


I've collected folk art for a long time. One word I have never used is "cute." I find tremendous beauty in the objects and love their history as well as my history in collecting the pieces. I think you are coming at this from some incorrect preconceived notion.


It's an opinion so some may find it so.

Verity: Meglo is correct, but consider

Meglo is correct, but consider: Grandma Moses images sell thousands of Christmas cards any given year.