Fine Arts | Introduction to African Art
A250 | 2212 | Pelrine


>From masks as tall as people to figures bristling with nails, African art
presents an exciting visual diversity. This course surveys the major
themes and art traditions of sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on materials,
styles, functions, meanings and the contexts in which art is used. It also
provides considerable cultural background and makes extensive use of our
outstanding collections in the IU Art Museum. Requirements: readings, map
quiz, 3 non-cumulative exams, 2 short papers.