the artist can be a shaman

Joseph Beuys often explored the idea of The Shaman in his work. The Shaman was a major Theme for his artwork. At times he was a self proclaimed Shaman.

We discussed Shamanism in class. We talked about the artist as Shaman who prays for healing through their artwork, or the Shaman who explores consciousness, or the transition from life to death in art

1. Please write a short definition of “Shaman”

2. Locate a work of art from Pre-History or from Post-Modern/Global Contemporary. Your choice of art work or artist should be selected only to help you explain an instance when the artist is The Shaman. Write your unique argument on why the artist can be the Shaman, and explain in a short paragraphs (6-8 sentences)

3. Please upload an image or video of the artwork that is connected to your explanation.


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