Vocabulary Word of the Week: Visionary Art

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Folk art has existed for centuries; folk art reflects local culture, values, and often has a utilitarian purpose.
Visionary art is similar to folk art, yet different; visionary art is defined by the American Visionary Art Museum as “art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself”

Across America there are unique sites that exemplify visionary art. The photo above is one of the many phrases embedded in the paths of the Hartman Rock Gardens in Springfield, Ohio. Below are photographs from the Beer Can House in Houston, Texas. These sites are one of a kind and reflect the vision of the self-taught creator. Salvation Mountain in Niland, California and the Orange Show Monument in Houston, Texas are two of the most well known visionary art sites in America.


Details of beer can siding.


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