GOODWILL ART GUIDE — World Art

ART OF THE AMERICAS
This set explores the cultures — past and present — of native peoples throughout the continent



When the New World was ‘discovered’ in 1492, there existed throughout the Americas — from the Arctic to Cape Horn — cultures and societies evolved over thousands of years. It is estimated that in the 15th century perhaps 100 million people occupied this vast long continent, whose unifying physical feature is the mountain chain stretching from Alaska through the Rockies of the Mid-West and Sierras of Mexico to the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
These peoples created art and artefacts as diverse as the environments in which they lived. Contact with Europeans soon tragically led, however (with few exceptions), to their decimation — through disease and conquest — and to the disappearance of their cultures.
While it is impossible to generalise about the style, function and technique of the art of each region, for the sake of clarity the images are divided into three geographical areas — North America, Central America and South America.


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The 25 images and 39 pages in this e-book offer concise information, teaching ideas and the opportunity for fresh and creative thinking about the subject.

Other Key Modern Art Styles titles:
Oceanic Art
African Art
African Artefacts
Art of the Caribbean
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LIST OF CONTENTS

PART I — INTRODUCTION
Introducing native American art
The traditional viewpoint; materials and tools;
past and present responses; function and meaning

PART 2SUGGESTED CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Getting to know the objects
Points for discussion;
using Venn diagrams; working in pairs and groups;
problem solving as an approach

Discussion for older pupils
Status and power; recording history;
myths and legends; curing rituals

Practical art activities
Personal adornment and masks;
build a group totem pole; make a concertina book;
try some beadwork; depict an animal;
design a Tlingit blanket; sculpt with papier-mâché

Time Line
PART 3 — LOOKING AT THE IMAGES
North America
Leggings, Apache
Headdress,Sioux
Pipe bowl,Sioux
Medicine bag,Ojibway
Whirling logs, Navaho
The Raven and the First Men, Haida
Haida memorial pole
Frontlet, Niska
Ivory miniatures, Inuit
Shaman’s rattle, Haida
Spindle whorl, Salish
Powhatan’s mantle, Algonquin
Button blanket, Tsimshian
Tlingit (Chilkat) blanket
Central America
Codex Laud, Mixtec
Skeleton Angel and Devil, Mexico
Turquoise ornament, Mixtec-Aztec
Necklace, Panama
Rock crystal skull, Aztec
Mendoza Codex, Mexico
Yaxchilan lintel, Maya
South America
Poncho, Inca
Pre- Inca pot, Moche
Llama effigy, Peru
Gold alloy figure, Colombia
Map