Art and Architecture of Africa-Essay
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1. Discuss the meaning and use of fetish figures made by the Bakongo and BaSongye peoples. Give examples of art and functions of objects with magical usage.
2. Royal art is represented by symbols to denote status. Identify symbols used by Grassland, BaKongo, Bakuba or Mangbetu royalty to denote their status as rulers. Choose at least two different rulers.
3. Discuss the use of Death art made by the Punu, Fang and Bakota peoples. Don’t forget to identify the art objects used related to death and who uses them.
4. Discuss the local uses of the “smiley” face masks represented in Grassland Style. What are their functions and who wears them?