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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.
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.
1. Read and discuss the unique characteristics of
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.
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
*some pieces portray the life of gods, saints, or
*many fountains were sculpted
*Buddha represented with a jewel-encrusted image
*Newars worked with copper
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.
Microsoft Encarta 99 Find: Audio Newar
Religious Music of Nepal