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In this module, we see how art makes tangible things that inhabit the realm of human thoughts, beliefs and imagination. In particular, we study how art helps people interpret mortality, the spirit, and fantasy.

Topics in this module are:

  • Myth
  • Dreams
  • Spirituality

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Upon successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe ways that art expresses ideas of the spirit.
  • Describe how costume and decoration are used as vehicles for spirituality.
  • Explain art as a form of myth.
  • Describe the role of art in ritual and ceremony.
  • Discuss connections among art, magic, and the idea of the fantastic.

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Assignment 4: Interpretation and Purpose of Visual Art (40%) is included in this module.