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Unformatted text preview: Context of image provides more information. Possible to get lost in the details. Indigenous art pieces often portrayed in art museums as solitary objects, completely devoid of context. Example of art in context: Yoruba king sits in a throne covered in regalia including kente cloth and ornate jewelry. He sits in modern chair (notice stool). The king represents the entire cultural embodiment. He’ s a physical manifestation of that culture. His beaded crown originally only supposed to be for king that came from original lineage. A demon face is beaded onto the crown– he inhabits the demon somewhat. Ppl used to believe you could die from looking directly in king’s eyes, there is an element of evil to him....
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- Winter '08
- The Culture, Native Americans in the United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Postmodern art