West African Art. West African Art Emphasizes…. Sculpture and the Human Form Functionality – Art as a component of music, dance, ritual, social life. Anthropomorphism - the attribution of human characteristics to animals, gods or non-living things.
Examples: “The motif of the victorious underdog in American literature.” “The motif of the Good Shepard in Christian Art.”
2. A distinctive and recurringform,shape, figure, etc., in a design.
14th – 16th Century
West Africa -- Benin
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