Burden, Laura

painted copper metal disc

painted copper metal disc

painted copper metal disc


A hand painted copper metal disc that was painted by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The painted illustration would be considered as "folk art". The floral patterning is represented as "rosemaling", or also known as "rose painting/decorative painting", in which it 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. This particular patterning on the metal disc would be Rogaland. 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. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.


Art objects, Art Object


Burden, Laura

Date of Object:

ca. 1970s - 1980s

Accession #:



146.5cm Circ. X Dia. 47cm

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