Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr, Livingston, United States
American Folk Art: An Introduction
Folk art encompasses art produced from native or tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. Basically, folk art is produced through the genius of untrained artists and has its own characteristics. Various materials, paints, and other items are used to produce this interesting and fascinating artwork.
This lecture on American folk art by presenter Mario Medici will take the listener and viewer through the various forms of art work produced by such artists as: Horace Pippin, Morris Hirshfield, James Castle, and Maude Lewis, and Henri Rousseau. It’s a journey not often explored and one you will find fascinating.
Mario is a retired information technology executive with 50 years of business experience, 30 of which were with the airline industry. Having traveled the world extensively, and with a love for amateur photography, Mario also lectures on the sights and attractions of New York and New Jersey with a concentration on their historical, architectural, and artistic aspects. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR); clients include schools, community organizations, and libraries. Mario is also a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and holds an MBA in Finance.
This program is free and open to all; no registration is required.
It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.