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 Lesson 16: The Arts

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Objective: The student will be able to recall unique characteristics of Nepalese painting, sculpture, and music. The student will create an example from one area of Nepalese arts and share this with the class.

Guided Practice:

1. Discuss different disciplines of art (painting, sculpture, music, etc.). Discuss with the class how we could characterize the United States in terms of art.
2. Read through the different disciplines of art and discuss the unique characteristics of Nepalese art.

Independent Practice:

1. Read and discuss the unique characteristics of Nepalese art.
2. Select a discipline of art in which you are interested and research information regarding that discipline on the Internet.
3. Create an example of the art discipline you selected and share it with the class.

Optional Extensions:

Write an essay discussing how important religion is to the art world of Nepal.


*used in religious ceremonies
*devotional songs are used in festivals
*drums and wooden instruments are typical
*play an important role in society

*religiously inspired
*some pieces portray the life of gods, saints, or heroes
*vivid colors
*surreal effect

*religiously inspired
*many fountains were sculpted
*Buddha represented with a jewel-encrusted image
*Newars worked with copper

Other Specialties
*stone carving
*metal work
*wicker work

Select an area of the Nepalese art culture that you would like to research more in depth. Research the area of art on the Internet. Prepare an original example of this artwork and share it with the class.

Further Reference Microsoft Encarta 99 – Find: Audio – Newar Religious Music of Nepal

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