ArtsArtFolk art
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  • The diverse art produced throughout the vast area known as the Caribbean defies a singular definition. Mention the phrase "Caribbean art" and what usually comes to mind is the folk art of the islands.

    Facts

    The vast area known as the Caribbean is roughly bounded by Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Straits, the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of South America. Diverse cultures of the region produce varied art objects.

    Artists

    Self-trained artists (sometimes called folk artists) produce the styles of artworks most commonly characterized as Caribbean art.

    Styles

    Folk art of the Caribbean usually reflects everyday events, people and objects. The art objects often show rich, tropical colors that are indigenous to the islands.

    Media

    Recycled materials, metal, wood and paint on pressed fiberboard are frequently used by Caribbean folk artists.

    Artwork

    Among the many kinds of art objects created by Caribbean artists are paintings, jewelry, sculpture, carvings and metal works.

    Consideration

    Trained artists in the Caribbean produce artwork similar to contemporary art found elsewhere in the world. While their artwork might reflect ideas of their region, the work is not necessarily classified as Caribbean art.

    Source:

    Landofsixpeoples.com: Caribbean Art--No Easy Definition

    Aviscacaribbeanart.com: The Caribbean Collection

    Aribarts.org: Visual Arts of the Caribbean

    Resource:

    Infinite Island

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