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Compare and contrast the four artworks provided (Kongo Crucifix, Ethiopian Cross, Bust of Ooni, and Josy Ajiboye’s Ooni painting).

•  Compare and contrast the four artworks provided (Kongo Crucifix, Ethiopian Cross, Bust of Ooni, and Josy Ajiboye’s Ooni painting).

•  Use artworks A, B and C to discuss the lost-wax process of bronze casting

•  Use the concept of cultural appropriation to discuss how artworks A and B adapted Christianity, and artwork D adapted modernism in African art.

Note: •  Interpretation of these artworks should discuss their origins,

historical relevance, functions and symbolism. •  Define your terms properly so that they support your analysis of the

images. Appropriation means adaptation, as in when artists in one context translate and transform cross-cultural concepts from another context.

•  Cite all references, especially online references using footnotes •  Avoid merely duplicating information from external sources:

plagiarism will be seriously penalized.

(A) Left: Kongo Kingdom of Sao Salvador, Crucifix, brass, 17th Century A.D.

(B) Right: Ethiopia (Aksum), Processional Cross, bronze, 14th-15th Century A.D.

(C) Left: Yoruba Peoples (Ife Kingdom), Bust of Ooni (king), bronze, 10th – 14th Centuries A.D.

(D) Right: Josy Ajiboye, Ooni, oil on canvas, 1976

 

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