four painted figurines
Four hand painted figurines made by Teresa Summerskill and they were donated by Laura Burden. a) is a large sized brown painted horse with a rosemaling pattern on the back of the Rogaland style. The colours of the patterning have cream, blue, white, and oranges tinges. b) is a medium sized gray painted horse with a rosemaling pattern on the back of the Rogaland style. The colours of the patterning have orange, blues, green, and white tinges. c) is a small sized red painted horse with a rosemaling pattern on either side having the Hallingdal style. The colours of the patterning have pinks, blue, and white tinges. The floral patterning "rosemaling", or also known as "rose painting/decorative painting", is from Norwegian origin and is a mix between Dutch painting and traditional folk art. It was named "rosemaling/rose painting/decorative painting" since during the 17th to 18th century, various artists painted roses and other types of flowers. The three main styles of this specific folk art are called Telemark, Hallingdal, and Rogaland, named after the regions of where they were formed. Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. It is characterized by a naïve style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. Folk art mainly expresses cultural identity, such as sharing community values, by using various materials of wood, clay, metal, paper, and other resources. It reflects traditional art forms of diverse community groups of ethnic, tribal, religious, occupational, geographical, age- or gender-based, who identify with each other and society at large. d) is a small sized bulldog with only some parts of it painted, such as the splotch-like pattern around the eyes and ears and the back. It has black, bits of red around the mouth, and brown tinges. The bulldog figure also has a tiny wire attached around its neck, worn like a collar. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.
Date of Object:
ca. 1970s - 1980s
a) 11.6cm H X 8cm W, b) 8.9cm H X 6.2cm W, c) 7.1cm H X 5.4cm W, d) 3.6cm H X 3.5cm W