Art Making And European Influence

There are many differences between the qualities of art and art-making in European American or European influenced women's cultures from those in Native American cultures. Some of the art the Europeans Americans consider "museum worthy", was originally made by Native Americans as spiritual yet household staple. In every culture art has a different function, especially between European and Native Americans. The reasons why people make art also differs between the two cultures; therefore causing people of the two cultures to make and value art for different reasons. In the following paragraphs I will give specific examples of the above listed differences from what I have learned in class as ...

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or willing to consider their work". (page xxv) Although that statement is true, I don't think it ever occurred to the author that maybe Native Americans do not want nor do they feel the need an for audience in order for their art to be of value. To Native Americans their art is spiritual, meaningful and made as a part of life. Originally their art was not intended for sale nor for display in an impersonal museum.
Each and every individual makes art for a different reason. The reasons for why European Americans and Native Americans make art are tremendous in difference. In the Native American cultures household basics tended to turn into art. From baskets to quilts to animal traps to clothing art was intertwined in every aspect of their culture. Native Americans turned their daily chores of making baskets to carry berries and water, to quilts for warmth, to every other household chore into a form of emotional release, spiritual statement and history. For example, Harriet Powers' ...

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