Essay on Art and Culture
Likewise, any given culture can be represented by a multitude of art forms. For example, one of the discussion groups focused on the piece of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe. Just as unique is traditional Shona music. While acting in different ways, both are reflective of their particular culture.
Art is a useful way of indicating the change in a culture over time. The group I was part of …show more content…
Most of these art forms in some way also reflect the spiritual lives of their creators. Bedouin jewelry often bears symbols relevant to the Islam faith, such as the Five Pillars. Dreamtime art is, of course, centered on the concept of dreamtime, which forms the crux of Aboriginal religion. Its paintings feature many symbols that are related to the creation and the ancestral beings that were present at the time.
Like culture itself, the art that comes as a result is endlessly variable in both application, and implication. As discussed above, it can represent change, spirituality, economic independence, ways of life, or any other number of things. It can also just as easily serve to reject any of these things, becoming ways of critiquing and dismantling the ways of a particular