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Greatest Works of African Art Presentation
Assignment: Each student will give a Power Point Presentation on a sculpture or
sculptural group he or she believes should be regarded and included in the Greatest Works
of African Art, c. 28,000 BC to 2020 AD. The work may be any sculpture or group
of sculptures from a distinct cultural group found in one of the texts. The sculpture or
representative group (from 7 to 12 works) is selected for its beauty and fulfillment of the
practical and spiritual/cultural function. In presenting your case, ethnic, technological, political,
religious and social influences may support your selection, and you may also use images,
youtube videos etc. from the internet you feel are illuminating. Greatest Works of African Art
is a minimum of 7 images and no more than 12 in power point, a minimum of 5 minutes long,
Writing is 7 pages of writing, images not included in these 7 pages. August 12. Note: it is
strongly recommended each student present by taking a section of the presentation.
Greatest African Work Power Point Presentation with (notes speaker) you can write it in the PowerPoint I will separate them …
I. Slides 1-2. Image of work and blurb, or primary identification
II. Slides 2-4/5 Images of important historical or cultural background,
showing the Practical Function or the Spiritual/Cultural Function of the
Work(s) you choose as understanding the story of this work. Include the
Weltauchuung, if pertinent.
III. Slides 4-6 Images of the work in situ, if possible, and an analysis of the dominant
IV. Slides 6-10, Images of the legacy of the work, showing works similar that
Influenced works of other African cultural groups and/or Western artistic
V. Slides 10-12, Wrap up. Make your strongest case why your choice is
The Greatest Work of African Art. This should include historical, cultural,
Aesthetic reasons as well as how you perceive the work is showing its
influence in 2020. At the end, ask for questions.
The Greatest Written Submission follows I through V above.
Note: Power Point is a Visual Format, only blurbs should be the writing on
You can find the text here
African Art in Cultural Perspective: An Introduction by William Bascom, NY: Norton, 1973.
Early Art and Architecture of Africa