Traditional Art encompasses a wide variety of art styles, and there seems to be no settled definition of the term. Typically, Traditional Art
identifies works of art that are not executed by highly-trained professionals but instead are produced by working local artists -- a popular profession in the 18th and 19th centuries. Folk Art
, considered to be under the umbrella of Traditional Art, turns its back on "fine art" and portrays simple, rustic subjects and scenes: weather vanes, carousel horses, doorstops and doorknobs, farm animals
-- whatever is familiar to the particular culture.
Many traditional artists have learned their craft from the generations before them, as art styles and perspectives are handed down from parents to children. Traditional Art has been recognized as a va