Rosemaling is a decorative folk art that originated in Norway. At the height of its’ popularity, from the late 17th century to the late 19th century, itinerant artists of the time would travel from region to region painting churches, homes, and furnishings for income or room and board. Common design elements used in Rosemaling include C and S strokes, scrolls, flowing lines, floral elements, subtle and vibrant colors, dots and teardrops, cross-hatching, and two-dimensional interpretations of three-dimensional wood carving. For the most part these were untrained rural artists without the restrictions or requirements of the professional Artists Guilds of the day forced upon them. This freed them to interpret their work in their own unique ways and led to the formation of regional styles. As they traveled to support themselves they took their own individual styles to surrounding areas of Norway which aided the spread of the art form

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