(Offered as ARHA 149 and BLST 123 [A]) 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.
Spring semester. Professor Abiodun.
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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, visual analysis and museum visits.
M 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM FAYE 117
W 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM FAYE 117
|A Short Guide to Writing About Art
|Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011
|A History of Art in Africa
|Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008
|Visona, Monica, Robin Poynor and Herbert Cole
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.