Module 3 – Post 5: Modern First Nations Art: Paul Waterlander

It is so true that art reflects a culture’s values and history.  This article discusses some of Canada’s up and coming Indigenous artists.  I was very impressed with the variation of mediums used.  Artist Brian Jungen uses Nike running shoes to re-fashion traditional masks, and even a whale skeleton.

I think art is a fantastic window into the a people’s culture.  Teachers can use the article and photos of art to compliment any class discussion on culture or art.

 

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/19/aboriginal-art-canada_n_7539490.html

 

                                                      Robert Davidson – Eagle Tranforming

 

 

                                                                      Fred Degrace: “Woman”

 

Daphne Odjig: “Bad Medicine Woman”

 

 

 

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