Culture & society Ch. 16

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Scarification
Artistic and ritualistic scarring of the face or other parts of the body in particular designs, commonly used to mark transitions to adulthood.
Oral Literature
Stories that people tell about their sacred past, their secular histories, and their personal lives.
sandpainting
Paintings made by sprinkling fine, colored sand to make stylized representations of spirit beings, in particular for use in Navajo curing ceremonies.
Ethnic Art
Art produced by a particular group of people that comes to express and symbolize their ethnic identity.
Instrumental
Art that attempts to have a beneficial effect on society, enriching people's lives, teaching moral lessons, and providing insights for improving and changing the world.
Art
Artifacts of human creation created through the exercise of exceptional physical, conceptual, or imaginative skill, produced in a public medium and intended to affect the senses, sharing stylistic conventions with similar works.
Aesthetics
Philosophies about what has beauty and value in art.
Artisans
Specialists in the production of works of art.
Ethnomusicology
The study of the musical styles and traditions of a people.
Mimetic
Art that portrays the world accurately.
Folktales
Secular stories that relate events that teach moral lessons or entertain listeners.
Tattooing
Injecting inks or dyes under the skin to produce designs.
Formalist
Abstract art that focuses on the formal qualities of art—color, composition, sound, words, or movements.
Represensational
Art that imitates, idealizes, or symbolizes form and experience.
Venus Figurines
Sculptures made in Europe about 30,000 years ago, thought to represent pregnant women.