GOODWILL ART GUIDE — World Art

OCEANIC ART
This set offers an overview of visual creativity in lands washed by the world’s biggest ocean.



Oceanic art — or the art of the South Seas — embraces the art and artefacts of all the inhabitants of the Pacific. The numerous islands include some inhabited by Indonesian people, such as the Dayaks in Borneo, and the region is divided into three cultural groupings
Polynesia
Melanesia
Micronesia
This vast area was populated over several millennia by the migration of people from southern Asia, a spread which developed largely undisturbed by external influences until the late 19th century. Although the islanders drew upon a common source, strengthened by inter-island contact, distinct cultures evolved with individual cultural styles.

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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 World Art titles:
Art of the Americas
African Art
African Artefacts
Art of the Caribbean
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LIST OF CONTENTS

PART 1 — Introduction to Oceania
The geographical spread
The Oceanic viewpoint
The men’s house is taboo
Function and meaning
Art’s power over life
Response to the present
The materials and tools
A communal effort
High standards

PART 2 — Suggested classroom activities
Discussion for older pupils
Oceanic craftsmen; art for a serious purpose;
symbolic ritual; rites of passage;
scare tactics in warfare; ancestral heritage;
vital heirlooms; animal shaped artefacts.

Practical work
Try making an artefact; human figures;
body ornamentation; dressing up;
mosaic; communal art.

PART 3 — LOOKING AT THE IMAGES
MELANESIA
Decorated human skull, Papua New Guinea
Bisj pole, Papua New Guinea
Prow of a war canoe, Papua New Guinea
Ancestor statue, Papua New Guinea
Lime gourd, Papua New Guinea
Uli sculpture, New Ireland
Hornbill carving, New Ireland
Mask, New Ireland
Ceremonial shield, Solomon Islands
POLYNESIA
Yaquona dish, Fiji
Head of staff god, Cook Islands
Divinity statuette, Gambiers Islands
Statuette, Easter Island
Whisk handle, Austral Islands
Mourner’s dress, Tahiti
Tapa cloth, Western Polynesia
Ahu-ula cloak, Hawaiian Islands
Ceremonial meat knife, New Zealand
Tattooed chief, Marquesas
AUSTRALIA
Rainbow Serpent, Arnhem Land
Bush potato dreaming, Yuendemu
BORNEO
Sword hilt, East Borneo
Socle for a tattoo cup, East Borneo
PHILIPPINES
Foreboding figure
BALI
Boar’s head
Map