2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 3450 Arts of Africa

The class examines selected case studies of artistic practices from different historical eras in a range of cultures across the African continent. It analyzes, on a comparative basis, how different worldviews contribute to the shaping of diverse aesthetic models. The class also examines the choice of specific formal and technical means, and how art plays a crucial role in rituals of transformation, regeneration, power and identity.