ARTH 3220 Lecture Notes - Armada Portrait, George Gower, Elizabethan Era

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Discussing article spectacular nation nkrumahist art and resistance iconography in the ghanaian independence era by janet hess. When dies, his body, his person, becomes part of the narrative as well. Important readings for understanding a perspective out side of the western world. Ashante culture: the ashante (or asante) empire (or confederacy), also asanteman (1701-1896, legend of golden stool. Ghana trying to represent themselves, small country in eastern africa. Attempting individual identity: kwame nkrumah, in power from 1957-1966. Altered, lighter skin (less black appeal) etc. Symbolism; pearl hanging by genital area = chastity, she is above the carnal desire. Image: mother jak , the lady mary, prince edward, henry viii, jane seymour, the. Image: coronation of elizabeth i, 1558 (painted in 1600) what is the difference from other image by holbein. Painted after the fact thus the artist knew about her and what happened, her fame and belovedness, her strength as queen.

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