Chicago Art Scene 2 - Benin

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Contains more basic art terminology, plus gives an overview of Benin art.

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CHICAGO ART SCENE : 

CHICAGO ART SCENE WEEK 2

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Representational Art Works that represent the world around us Nonrepresentational (nonobjective) Art Art that does NOT depict the natural world

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Representational Art Works that represent the world around us NaturalisticClosely resembles the forms it portrays AbstractSimplifies, fragments, or distorts the form StylizedRelies on standardized methods for depicting form

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Naturalistic Bronze Head, Yoruba people, Ife Region Pablo Picasso, First Communion

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Jacob Lawrence, Harriet Tubman Series Abstract Pablo Picasso, Seated Woman Holding a Fan

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Sample of Egyptian Art Stylized

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Representational Art Works that represent the world around us Nonrepresentational (nonobjective) Art Art that does NOT depict the natural world

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Mark Rothko, Yellow and Orange

Benin Art: An Overview : 

Benin Art: An Overview

The Benin Kingdom : 

The Benin Kingdom

Basic Terms : 

Basic Terms Relief: sculpture in which figures project from the background Bas-relief: figures project a little High relief: figures project a lot, often by half their depth or more

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Basic Terms Casting: the process of of pouring liquid into a mold, letting it harden, then releasing it

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Basic Terms Scale: Size in relation to what’s “normal” Hierarchical Scale: More important figures are larger than less important figures

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Basic Terms Symbol: an image or sign that represents something else Mudfish Leopards Snakes Crocodiles Elephants Birds

Craft Guilds : 

Craft Guilds Brass casters Blacksmiths Ivory & wood carvers Weavers Leather workers Bead makers

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Two guildsmen: brass caster and ivory carver

At the Art Institute : 

At the Art Institute Altar objects

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Altar Head of an Oba (16th cent.);Oba’s Altar Tusk (mid-19th cent.)

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Ancestral altars

At the Art Institute : 

At the Art Institute Altar objects Ceremonial objects & regalia

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Oba Erediauwa in coral regalia

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Oba’s Fly Whisk (18th/19th cent.)

Iyoba (“Queen Mother”) Idia : 

Iyoba (“Queen Mother”) Idia Mother of Oba Esigie Medicine woman Commander Given her own palace Altar head crafted at death Hip Pendant, 16th cent.

At the Art Institute : 

At the Art Institute Altar objects Ceremonial objects & regalia Palace “décor”

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Plaque of Oba Ozolua with warriors and attendants

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