Anthropology of art is a sub-field in social anthropology. It studies and analyses the wide range of material objects produced by people around the world. These are considered not merely as aesthetic objects but are understood to play a wider role in people's lives, for instance in their beliefs and rituals. The materials studied include sculpture, masks, paintings, textiles, baskets, pots, weapons, and the human body itself. Anthropologists are interested in the symbolic meanings encoded in such objects, as well as in the materials and techniques used to produce them. The anthropology of art overlaps with art history, aesthetics, material culture studies, and visual anthropology.
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Year: 2017, 57 minsDVD/Streaming
Out of Afrika Cult : The Yoruba Egungun Masquerade
A video documentation - 4 days of Egungun Festivities in AIYEDUN-EKITIYear: 2015, 48 minsDVD/Streaming
Sun and Moon and the God of Rain
by Anna PitscheiderYear: 2014, 41 minsDVD/Streaming
Living Art in Papua New Guinea
An art book for the digital age - by Susan CochraneYear: 2013, 68 minsDVD/Streaming
Raga Revelry : A Journey Through North Indian Classical Music
Year: 2012, 250 minsDVD/Streaming
Tjanpi Nyawa! - Look at the Grass!
Central Desert WeaversYear: 2012, 26 minsStreaming, DVD
Woven Lives - Vidas Enretejidas
Weavings and the Weavers of Oaxaca, MexicoYear: 2010, 76 minsStreaming, DVD
Length: 45 minsDVD
African Art: Legacy of Oppression
Islamic Art at the V&A
Year: 2006, 100 minsDVD/Streaming
Masks and Faces: Dance and Drama in Bali
e-book by Dr David Georgee-Book
Masks, Fetishes and Other Obsessions
A voyage into traditional African art.Year: 2008, 52 minsDVD/Streaming
Kendo: The Path of the Sword
Year: 1980, 28 minsDVD/Streaming
Dancing from Ceylon
Year: 1962, 27 minsDVD/Streaming
Dances of Ecstasy
2 DVD SETYear: 2003, 58 minsDVD/Streaming
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