Assessing African Art.
Imagine that to enhance the decor of your home, you wish to purchase two masks, a small statue, and a piece of African pottery. You know you cannot afford museum quality authentic pieces, but you would like to have objects that are well made and as realistic as possible.
Go online to one of the sites that specializes in African replicas and capture pictures of the pieces you wish to buy. You will need to spend time checking out some of the particular features of the objects such as where they were made, what they were made of, and whether or not there are any notes about the intended original use of the objects.
Compare and contrast each of the objects you are considering as decorative pieces for your house to those authentic items shown. As you consider each of the objects – the two masks, the small statue, and the piece of pottery – make an analysis of how four of the following terms used in art object analysis can be applied to the objects you chose. Use a different term for each object and clearly indicate how the term applies to the object.