Art History

  • African art and Post-Impressionism
    There is no image list for African Art -- please see the readings for more information. 
    Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) – Post-Impressionism
    Still Life with Basket of Apples, 1895
                Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1904-06
    Georges Seurat (1859-91) – Neo-Impressionism
                A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-86       
    Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) – Post-Impressionism/Symbolism
    La Orana Maria (We Hail Thee Mary), 1891 (MMA)
                Where do we come from, What are we, Where are we going?, 1897
     Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) – Post-Impressionism
    The Night Café, 1888
                The Starry Night, 1889 (MoMA)

Arts of Africa
1) Read the first three articles posted below and write an essay in which you discuss the role of Visual Expression in Africa that includes discussion of the role of the Spirit Realm, and the how works of art are used in "Rites of Passage." 

The Role of Visual Expression in Africa
Religion and the Spiritual Realm
Rites of Passage
2) Based on the 2 videos linked below, what do you think is the main challenge faced by European countries and their museums regarding restitution of African art objects to their cultures/countries of origin? 
The Daily Show:
Art Repatriation: Where do African treasures belong?

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