Benin: African Art and Europe - The Open University

Benin: African Art and Europe

By The Open University

  • Release Date: 2012-11-02
  • Genre: Visual Arts

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In this book you will begin to study the traditional art of Benin in the light of that country's colonisation. You will be offered the opportunity to understand the works themselves, as well as the ways in which these artworks have been used and displayed around the world. The book offers high resolution reproductions of some of the most famous examples of art from Benin, which can be examined in close detail. Using these with the interactive activities provided, including maps and timelines, you will be able to understand the history of the region, and how its changing circumstances influenced the artworks being produced.  A student at A-level, International Baccalaureate, or K-12 level will be stretched by this content and teaching. If in doubt, download the sample.