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The Relationship Between Art and Culture

Art Influences Culture, Culture Influences Art

Art and culture at their very core serve as some of the most significant, dynamic, participation, and social influences of human behavior and interaction. When put together, they have the ability to generate empathy, stir up dialogue, induce reflection and charter new relationships and ideas.

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The Trends of Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art Decor

Contemporary art defined is simply this: art created and produced by artists who are living in this present age. Art today comes in a variety of forms – paintings, performance art, conceptual art, videos, pop art and more. Contemporary art steers away from the idea that “good art” is aesthetically pleasing or pleasant. Instead, most contemporary art is meant to challenge societal perceptions and be portrayed as interesting and compelling. Continue reading The Trends of Contemporary Art

Deeply Connected: Native American Art

Southwest Art As A Way of Life

Native American art is incredibly unique and diverse. Just as each tribe is distinctive and has its own set of customs and practice, Native American art reflects the inherent differences of each group. Customs, history and religion are highlighted in many of the traditional art pieces, whether Navajo, Hopi or Plains Native Americans. Continue reading Deeply Connected: Native American Art

Overcoming Stereotypes and Expectations with Contemporary Native American Art

Separating Fact From Fiction

Contemporary Native American art is taking a stand against prejudice and stereotype. Embedded within mainstream culture are notions and beliefs about American Indians that simply aren’t true. Movies like Pocahontas reinforce idealized concepts of the Native American lifestyle that are now being challenged by contemporary American Indian artists.
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The Important Role of Native American Women

Native Americans’ Respect for Women Important in Tribal Culture

In many Native American cultures, women held prominent positions of power and respect within the society. They wore many hats including mother, builder, warrior, farmer, craftswomen, and more. Continue reading The Important Role of Native American Women

Emerging American Indian Artist Finds Voice in Graffiti Art

Contemporary Wall Art Goes Public with Native American Graffiti Artists

Contemporary American Indian Art is finding a voice in unconventional art forms. Modern American Indian artists are using graffiti to represent Native American themes and concepts. Continue reading Emerging American Indian Artist Finds Voice in Graffiti Art