STUDENT NAME LECTURES NAME COURSE NAME DATE How paintings affect maternity according to modern Africa and the diaspora Modern artists were drawn to African sculpture because of its sophisticated approach to the abstraction of the human figure. Motherhood is wrapped in many cultural meaning including birth and nurturing and hence has been painted as a sacred and powerful spiritual path. Religious scriptures place motherhood in an exalted realm for example the conceptualizations of the Devi-Ma (Goddess mother) in Hindu tradition are reinforced by the many levels of development. Regardless whether a patrilineal or matrilineal kinship system motherhood is essential in building social relationships and identities. REFERENCES Wilentz Gay Alden. Binding cultures: Black women writers in Africa and the diaspora. No. 714. Indiana University Press 1992. Nnaemeka Obioma. "Sisterhood feminisms and power: From Africa to the Diaspora." (1998). Wilentz Gay Alden. Binding cultures: Black women writers in Africa and the diaspora. No. 714. Indiana University Press 1992. Smallwood Stephanie E. Saltwater slavery: A middle passage from Africa to American diaspora. Harvard University Press 2009. [...]
For the research paper you will write a critical essay about one of the two below subjects. One page. Plus two appropriate research sources (see below) Using the perspective developed in the assigned essay from Mary D. Sheriff in Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art, UNC Press, 2010, discuss the work in terms of points of cultural contact discussed in the class. 2) FRANS POST, A Brazilian Landscape, 1650 See lectures for “Modern Africa and the Diaspora” and Hochstrasser in Sheriff, 43-64. For further research consult the bibliography in Sheriff.