Contemporary Art Forms: Lesson Review and Context Analysis

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What is the term used to refer to the general way of life before colonization?


What continued to develop and be conveyed, changing with the era's conditions?

Contemporary art

How is the relationship of material and process to the symbols and meanings of art forms described in the text?


In what context is art referred to as 'pre triumph'?

Pre-Colonial Times

What term is used in the text to describe the era when art continued and developed even when conditions changed entirely?

Contemporary art era

How is art made and what it is made of important according to the text?

Matters in how we contextualize art

What distinguished art in the Pre-colonial Philippines from how we perceive art today?

Arts were solely for ritual or everyday use, not for individual expression.

What was the main purpose of integrating everyday expressions within rituals in the ancient Filipino community?

To mark significant moments in the community's life such as planting and harvesting.

What activity led to the evolution of ritual, music, dance, theater, and literature among our ancestors?

Storytelling and imitating movements of animals during a hunt.

What marked the early beginnings of theater or play-acting among the pre-colonial peoples of the Philippines?

Imitating movements of the animals they hunted.

Which musical instruments were mentioned as part of the varied musicale culture of the pre-colonial peoples of the Philippines?

Pipes, flutes, zithers, and gongs.

What kind of gatherings did the forefathers of the Philippines engage in where they shared food and game?

Gatherings to tell stories about their hunts.

Study Notes

Contemporary Art Forms

  • Contemporary art forms have evolved from the past and continue to develop until the present day.
  • The art of the past is still conveyed today, despite changes in the conditions of its era.

Pre-Colonial Ethnic Arts

  • Pre-colonial arts referred to the art forms before colonization, implying that our ancestors created art long before colonization.
  • In pre-colonial Philippines, arts were integral to everyday life, serving ritual purposes or for daily use.
  • Ancient Filipino art was not distinguished into categories like music, theater, and visual arts, but was woven into daily life through rituals and ceremonies.
  • Rituals marked significant moments in a community's life, such as planting, harvesting, rites of passage, funerary ceremonies, and weddings.

Evolution of Arts in Pre-Colonial Philippines

  • Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers, sharing stories of their hunts through oral storytelling, marking the beginnings of literature.
  • Imitating animal movements and sounds evolved into theater or play acting.
  • Adding drum beats and rhythm to their movements gave birth to music and dance.
  • Pre-colonial Philippines possessed a varied musical culture, with indigenous instruments such as pipes, flutes, zithers, drums, and string instruments.

Review and analyze the different contemporary art forms discussed in the previous lesson, focusing on how art from the past continues to evolve and influence contemporary artistic expressions. Explore the impact of changing historical and cultural contexts on the development of art.

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