This colourful series offers a snapshot of three major indigenous art traditions, placing art making practices into their historical and geographical contexts. Viewers will also gain insight on the spiritual and cultural beliefs central to indigenous art.
- Library: Secondary
- Audience: Junior - Middle Secondary (Year 7-10)
- Rating: E
- Subject: Arts
- Release Date: Term 3, 2015
- Produced: Australia
Southwest American Indian Art
America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and densely informative, this introduction to Southwest American Indian art explores the culture and artistic expression of distinct nations including the Pueblo, Navajo and Apache.
Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New Zealand, where time-tested art making methods are still practiced. This celebration of Maori art reveals a vibrant and enduring tradition that intertwines beauty, belief, strength and fear.
Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sunadoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of materials and methods, the artistic creations of the mysterious Inca run the full gamut from the practical to the ceremonial, and viewers are offered a lavish overview.
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