The Global Influence of African Art


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African art influenced culture around the world for complicated reasons. Choose the answer that best reflects one of those reasons.

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1. Of these European art movements, which was NOT influenced by African art?

2. African art from different cultures shares some characteristics of style. Choose the list that reflect some of those elements.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We developed this quiz as a quick assessment of your understanding of African art's worldwide impact. See if you can correctly answer questions on artists whose later works were influenced by African art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Reasons African art influenced culture around the world
  • Art movements in Europe that were and were not influenced by African art
  • Shared characteristics of style between African art from different cultures
  • Artists involved in the Harlem Renaissance
  • U.S. artists whose later work was influenced by African art

Skills Practiced

The student can use this quiz and worksheet to test skills such as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding influences on U.S. artists' later works and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Harlem Renaissance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify European art movements that were influenced by African art

Additional Learning

More information can be found on this topic by reviewing the lesson named The Global Influence of African Art. The lesson discusses:

  • Art from settled versus nomadic communities
  • African art examples
  • Public reaction at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 to African Art