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Native American Art: Traditions & Their Origins

Native American Art by John Nieto
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Native American Artists Weren’t Always Recognized as “Artists” 

The emergence of contemporary American Indian art has garnered recognition from nationally and globally acclaimed art institutions. Yet, the word “art” reveals one of the basic differences between European and Native American ideologies. Traditionally, Native Americans did not adopt art as a major way of life as European cultures in the West did. Apart from a few small groups, the word “art” and “artist” was not even present in traditional American Indian languages. Continue reading Native American Art: Traditions & Their Origins

Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: What’s The Difference?

A Lesson In Art History

contemporary art for salePopular culture often treats modern art and contemporary art as synonyms. But each school boasts unique facets. However, unless you’re an art history buff, you may struggle to distinguish the boundary between modern and contemporary art. This brief guide clarifies the differences. Continue reading Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art: What’s The Difference?