1) From the following list, select 2 pairs of comparisons. You will be selecting a total of 4 items. For each pair, compare the significance, ritual use, or cultural function or purpose. Always include an example of art work for each item, either from the book or internet with a link. Look for interesting similarities and important differences between the items you have selected.
3) nkisi (pl. minkisi)
4) nkondi (pl. minkondi)
25) duk duk
2) Compare the art works of two artists from any two different art movements covered in Chapter 21. Describe, then compare, the contexts, concerns and main aspects of each movement and how that appears in the works you've selected. Be sure to explain why you made your particular choices of movements, artists and artworks. Evaluating the artwork you've selected according to any criteria you think are relevant (given what you have learned so far in the course). Be sure to use specific examples of art works in your discussion.
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Among the Pacific Northwest native peoples, potlatch is gift-exchange ceremony held on significant life occasions, such as births, deaths, and weddings. Each kin group, who draws its identity from ancestral mythical animal spirit, is led by the man considered the living incarnation of this founding spirit. The amount of gifts given, and even their destruction, shows the power and authority one guest, or even kin group, has over another. These potlatches display the hierarchal relationships among guests and kin groups through giving and destroying of gifts, as well as dances and other ceremonies performed at the potlatch. These gifts given and destroyed are total cultural phenomenon, in that they represent political, religious, family, and economic relationships amongst kin groups. Using a large piece of wood that is typically used to create animal spirit totems, in this example (below), a figure has been sculpted to represent a speaker at a potlatch. A man standing behind this figure would announce the names of each guest arriving at the potlatch...