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Art & Architecture of the Americas - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find short lessons on the art and architecture of the Americas. Among the topics you'll encounter are the art of Mesoamerica, Latin American art history and contemporary Native American art. After completing these lessons, you should be able to do the following:
- Discuss Native American art history
- Outline contemporary Native American art
- Detail early American art history
- Identify the paintings and names of famous American artists
- Describe the art of Mesoamerica
- Explain the history of Latin American art
Study for a test or catch up on your homework by reviewing this chapter at your convenience on either a mobile device or a basic computer. You can work at a comfortable pace and double-check any of the subjects covered as many times as needed. Utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter test to see how ready you are to take a test and identify any areas that need more scrutiny.
1. Native American Art History
Native American art history gives us a glimpse of the world as it was thousands of years ago. This lesson focuses on the earliest forms of Native American art and the relationship to art today, covering hide painting, quillwork, totems, and several other art forms.
2. Contemporary Native American Art
Many Native American groups are associated with traditional forms of art, but what do contemporary artists think about this? In this lesson, we'll look at contemporary Native American arts and see what common themes appear.
3. Early American Art History
Who were the first American artists? What kind of art, if any, hung in early homes? In this lesson, learn about some of our first portrait painters and sculptors, as well as other facts about early American art history.
4. Famous American Artists: Names & Paintings
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, Winslow Homer, Grant Wood, and Georgia O'Keeffe are famous American artist who have made a significant contribution to American art. In this lesson, we will look at each artist and their work.
5. Art of Mesoamerica
This lesson explores the arts and culture of three major Mesoamerican civilizations: the Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec. We'll look at their painting, sculpture, and architecture. Then, we'll examine how these cultures have an enduring presence in the arts today.
6. Latin American Art History
Latin America is a large region, filled with a diverse range of people. Nevertheless, there are some common themes that appear. In this lesson, we'll explore trends in Latin American art history and see what connects this region.
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