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Art Forms of the United States

Art Forms of the United States

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Author: Lily Valek-Spears
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3.3 Identify and compare works of art from various regions of the United States.

Students will learn about various art forms that originated in the United States across regions and cultures. 

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Fair Use Statement

Portions of these materials have been incorporated under the Fair Use Guidelines and are restricted from furthur use.

Article on Colonial American Art

This link will take you to an article that clarifies the differences between Native American and European influences on art in the early formation of the United States. 


http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/american-colonial.htm

Quick Background Understanding of Colonialism

Image result for map of colonial america territory native americans 1700s

Above is a map of the territory that Europeans later established as the United States. These are the territories of Native American tribes, they had their own unique art across the entire land mass.


Image result for map of colonial america territory native americans 1830s

Here is the early United States, the territories are still divided up between many different cultures and regions. It was impossible for art to not influence one another. 

European Portraiture in North Eastern United States

This video shows portraits of individuals from the early nineteenth century in the United States. This form of realistic portrait paintings originated from European countries.

African Influences on American Art

Notice the similarities between African art and art forms in the United States. Many of these methods and styles have been carried over from African people moving to the United States.

Native American Art in New Mexico

This video is on the Native American art forms that derived from the region of New Mexico in the United States.

Big Question

This link will take you to a Google Form where you can complete the Big Question.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eYr4jPQa30uvo_mLgQrnC7CPpzZLFipQVFv0mgTr5TQ/edit