Imagine that to enhance the decor of your home, you wish to purchase two masks, a small statue, and a piece of African pottery. You know you cannot afford museum quality authentic pieces, but you would like to have objects that are well made and as realistic as possible.
Go online to one of the sites that specializes in African replicas and capture pictures of the pieces you wish to buy. You will need to spend time checking out some of the particular features of the objects such as where they were made, what they were made of, and whether or not there are any notes about the intended original use of the objects.
Compare and contrast each of the objects you are considering as decorative pieces for your house to those authentic items shown. As you consider each of the objects - the two masks, the small statue, and the piece of pottery - make an analysis of how four of the following terms used in art object analysis can be applied to the objects you chose. Use a different term for each object and clearly indicate how the term applies to the object.
First of all, as you locate an image, one example is Yoruba-Ife, Nigeria at http://www.arttribal.com/Yoruba/index.html. To me, this piece demonstrates emphasis since its eyes, lips, and ears are highly stylized and exaggerated. Perhaps this emphasis, along with the bronze materials, suggests that a sacred or political ruler was wearing this mask?
Next, I select the Deangle mask as the second piece at http://www.arttribal.com/Dan/index.html
Because of both genders' representation within its form and features, it seems to denote balance. It provides an "opposition between female beauty and gentleness and male fierceness and power" (http://www.arttribal.com/Dan/index.html).
Research shows how this pieces represented cultural and ethnic pride and ...
Some pieces of African art are briefly examined using references to validate.
Informal Student Assessment
Create an assessment report which must include a description of the student's strengths and weaknesses, (b) a summary of the assessments utilized, (c) the results of the assessments with an overall interpretation, and (d) an intervention plan designed to improve the student's performance in the area of weaknesses.
- Review everything you have done and include it in the final
- Review strength and weakness' from the previous turn in's
- Include information from previous assessments
- How does assessment #1 connect with #2 and 2 with 1 and 1 with #3, etc., (how do they all drive from each other)
- Talk about results with an overall interpretation's in details
- What is the intervention plan and how the weaknesses are strengthened