Name Tutor Subject Date Thread question: How did historical events bring about a diversity of styles in Hawaiian art? Bibliography Arthur Linda. "Cultural authentication of Hawaiian quilting in the early 19th century." Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 29.2 (2011): 103-118. The article Kapa making. Also the section describes the introduction of the early American style of quilting known as Patchwork to this region. Additionally the section explores the emergence of the volcano schools due to the settlement of the westerners in the region. [...]
Think: How do we describe, analyze, and evaluate a work of art with respect to its historic context? What do we do if we do not know anything about an artist's culture or the time in which they lived? This week's discussion will introduce you to art historical research through a group task of compiling bibliographies in response to different art historical questions based in this week's readings. Questions to choose from for this week's assignment (please respond in the respective thread): How did Aztec art reflect the importance of their relgion and politics? How did Mayan architecture change stylistically from the Classical to the Postclassical periods? What diverse functions has art fulfilled in the lives of the different tribes and nations of North American cultures such as the Northeastern Woodlands cultures, the Southeastern Woodlands cultures, the Great Plains people, the Northwest Coast cultures, and the Southwest cultures? What were some of the functions once performed by stone structures on Easter Island? How did historical events bring about a diversity of styles in Hawaiian art?