Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The American Folk Art Museum

This is "Dressed Picture of Two Women, Urn of Flowers, and Starry Sky," c. 1890-1920, artist unidentified. Collage on cardboard, with metal foils, metal mesh and paint.

This was included in the exhibit "Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America," on view through January 13, 2013, along with another exhibit "Ooh, Shiny!" If you like all that glitters, this is one to see. Click to enlarge pictures and to read text from the exhibit.

Below, some samples of foil painting and reverse painting on glass.

That's a lithograph of Jenny Lind in the center foil painting.

Button Tree, 1990-1992 by Gregory "Mr. Imagination" Warmack (1948-2012). Wood and cement with buttons, bottle caps and nails.

You can see more from this exhibit, and learn more about these works of art, on the museum's web site.

1 comment:

  1. The "Dressed Picture of two Women..." is beautiful, but all of the pieces, including the baby Blanket are so interesting. I would love to see this exhibit.