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The Art of Haiti By Kristi Beria History 141
Art of Haiti Metal Drum Art <ul><li>Metal drum art is unique to Haiti and started in Croix des Bouquets where oil companie...
Art of Haiti Voodoo Flags <ul><li>Haitian voodoo flags are created as a praying cloth to honor individual spirits. </li></...
Art of Haiti  Artibonite Painting <ul><li>The Artibonite style of painting was developed by Saincilus Ismaël, who had been...
Sources <ul><li>http:// cahaiti.com /content/metal-drum-artisans   </li></ul><ul><li>http:// haitiartcooperative.org /   <...
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The Art of Haiti by Kristi Beria

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  1. 1. The Art of Haiti By Kristi Beria History 141
  2. 2. Art of Haiti Metal Drum Art <ul><li>Metal drum art is unique to Haiti and started in Croix des Bouquets where oil companies used to dump their metal drums. </li></ul><ul><li>Georges Liautaud, a blacksmith, was the first to use the metal drums to make metal crosses for the cemeteries in the 1940’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Artists use a hammer and chisel to create a design and then the piece is sanded to bring out the shine of the metal and then may be painted. </li></ul><ul><li>Large pieces may be worked on by several artists and all work is done by hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the artists are men, but women may also become artists, and the tradition is often passed on the families and friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Many pieces have won awards at international art shows and fairs including Smithsonian Folk Art Festival. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Art of Haiti Voodoo Flags <ul><li>Haitian voodoo flags are created as a praying cloth to honor individual spirits. </li></ul><ul><li>They show both African roots (applique banners) and Catholic roots (Christian liturgical vestments). </li></ul><ul><li>Beads are sewn on cloth or rice sacks with satin backing and border. </li></ul><ul><li>The flags are used in voodoo ceremonies to call down particular spirits in order to help them with problems or aspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>Each spirit has unique characteristics and has a different role in the voodoo religion. </li></ul><ul><li>The spirit is represented by its own image or by their corresponding symbol, or “veve”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Art of Haiti Artibonite Painting <ul><li>The Artibonite style of painting was developed by Saincilus Ismaël, who had been influenced by Byzantine art that he had seen. </li></ul><ul><li>These types of paintings are often painted on black backgrounds to enhance their colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Every piece of clothing, house, or tree is painted with and exquisite geometrical design and highly detailed. </li></ul><ul><li>Depictions of daily life were a favorite subject with Ismael, but he most known for his madonnas. </li></ul><ul><li>His paintings were often a mixture of Christianity and voodoo. </li></ul><ul><li>Several others artists have apprenticed with Ismael and have gone on to develop their own unique style. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sources <ul><li>http:// cahaiti.com /content/metal-drum-artisans </li></ul><ul><li>http:// haitiartcooperative.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.friendsofhas.org/art/haitian_artibonite_artists.php3 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.martellyartgallery.com/artists/saincilus_ismael.html </li></ul>

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