Indiana University Art Museum Pictures America: Sage and Sweetgrass

Explore the image Sage and Sweetgrass created by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith in 1989

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Questions to Consider [show/hide]

Title: Sage and Sweetgrass
Artist: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Date: 1989

  1. What objects can you recognize in this painting?
  2. What colors has this artist used in this painting?
  3. Describe the differences and similarities between the vessels at the bottom of the painting.
  4. What might Smith’s boxes and rectangles represent?
  5. Why do you think the artist used outlined forms and not fully painted images?
  6. What might Smith’s use of thick, black, dripping outlines represent?

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