[ 2016 ]

 

[ African Art ]

2016 projects

Egypt--Sam
Ghana--Shivani
Rwanda--Katja
Tanzania--Indigo
Malawi--Juliet
Eritrea--Sarah
Algeria--Pooja
Botswana--Citlalli
Ivory Coast--Heejin
Nigeria--Grace
Uganda--Mitra
Kenya--Karina
Zimbabwe--Paris
DRC--Ellie
Madagascar--Jillian
Cameroon--Preeya
Ethiopia--Claire

 

 

 

 

Cantor images: February 2016


Indigo's image (above); Heejin chose as well; Ellie also chose, and commented
I loved this piece of art because of its colors. Though it was the first piece of art I saw in the collection, it remained my favorite even after
I walked through the whole collection. The colorful beads give the piece vitality and spirit.
I also thought it was interesting that women who are looking for a mate and hoping to have a baby wear this as a means of
attracting a partner--not unlike how women dress to garner attention from the opposite sex in western culture.


2 views/same aritifact--Paris (left) and Citlalli (right)



Pooja's image


Karina's image, and Preeya's other view of same


Claire's image--she commented below
Here's a picture of a piece of art I really liked!
I thought it was such a cool example of exaggerated features demonstrating power.
I think its fascinating that the "pseudo-human" sculpture is used "as a force force social control" --
this is a clear example of how art features so prominently in many African societies. 


Sam's image; Juliet also chose, and commented below
I love its simplicity, and I find the 5-paneled design very interesting.


Shivani's image and Sarah's image


Grace's image


four female figures from Burkina Faso--Mitra and Katja


Heejin's images

 

 

February 8-9, 2016 Assignment on African Art/Artifacts

Stools


The Ashanti "golden stool"
image source < https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/5416369942/ >

The stool embodies a set of beliefs and attitudes towards prestige, rank, status, and power;
is a prized possession of royals and passed down (like royal jewels);
the more beads, cowrie shells, nails or exaggerated animal attributes the more powerful the stool.
Click on Mitra's and Indigo's link for more stools
Mitra's and Indigo's stool

Nkisi figure



Pooja's and Citlalli's nkisi figure