Spring 2008

Survey of African Art

Listed in: Art and Art History, as ARAH-49  |  Black Studies, as BLST-46

Faculty

Rowland O. Abiodun (Section 01)

Description

(Also Art and Art History 49.) An introduction to the ancient and traditional arts of Africa. Special attention will be given to the archaeological importance of the rock art paintings found in such disparate areas as the Sahara and South Africa, achievements in the architectural and sculptural art in clay of the early people in the area now called Zimbabwe and the aesthetic qualities of the terracotta and bronze sculptures of the Nok, Igbo-Ukwe, Ife and Benin cultures in West Africa, which date from the second century B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E. The study will also pursue a general socio-cultural survey of traditional arts of the major ethnic groups of Africa. Second semester. Professor Abiodun.