CRAFT & ART

Updated: Feb 25

Craft is a form of making which generally produces an object that has a function: such as something you can wear, or eat or drink from. Examples range from ceramics, knitting, weaving, embroidery, beading, baking etc.



In the past crafts has been considered a lesser form of art, because of its association with "women's work" and indigenous craft. In the contemporary art work many artists are reclaiming craft in the fine art world.





ARTIST EXAMPLES

Liza Lou , Kitchen, 1991–96. Photo by Tom Powel. © Liza Lou. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.



Faith Ringgold, The Sunflowers Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, Silk screen and quilt.


MOVEMENTS AND THEORIES

Bauhaus

Arts and Crafts

Indigenous Beading

Folk Art

"Women's" Work


FURTHER READING

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-embracing-craft

https://hyperallergic.com/417805/the-seamless-weaving-of-fine-arts-with-crafts/





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