Thursday, October 14, 2010

Folk Art


Images from Google Images

I am doing some reading about Poland at the moment for the writing I'm doing and I have just been reading about the town of Zalipie, where the women of the town do folk art paintings both out and inside the houses. Lovely! I love folk art and I am slowly amassing a little collection of it (mainly from Russia), so I would love to visit this town one day.
Has anyone been to Poland or even Zalipie?

5 comments:

Bodecea said...

No, never was in Poland (except from a boat trip on the Eastern sea where we touched the border). In southern Germany and Austria, "L├╝ftlmalerei" is quite popular (but I like the Polish art more):
http://www.google.de/images?q=l%C3%BCftlmalerei&hl=de&prmd=i&source=lnms&tbs=isch:1&ei=phe3TKGjI8aGswa2l6STCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&ved=0CBQQ_AU

renaye said...

interesting!! i think this art will make the houses look more unique than the custom designs!

Feronia said...

@ Bodecea -

Yes, I think I have seen some examples of L├╝ftlmalerei in your fair country and also in Austria. I think I like the Polish art more too!

@ Renaye -

Thanks for dropping by! Yes, hand-painted designs would definitely give your hosue some character, wouldn't they!

Pina said...

I've been to Poland once but I didn't see any painted houses. It looked like people were very poor...
I'd like to visit Mecina once, as my grandgranddad was from there.

Feronia said...

@ Pina -

Maybe the painted houses are just confined to this one area?