Burden, Laura

painted wooden pizza board

painted wooden pizza board

painted wooden pizza board


A wooden rectangular pizza board with a leather tied hanger on the top that was painted by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. On the back of the board has a rosemaling pattern representing the Telemark style. 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. The colours of the illustration have pinks, blues, teal, greens, browns, yellow, and orange tinges. On the front of the board has a printed cartoon of a man wearing a plaid chef hat and apron (also wearing a t-shirt) while holding a kebab in his left hand. The chef hat on the top reads "Backyard Gourmet", in which it was manufactured from that same company name. The cartoon has the colours brown, blue, white, green, and dark brown. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.


Art objects, Household Equipment - Kitchen


Burden, Laura

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34.6cm L x 17.1cm W

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