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Re: [teacherartexchange] Incas and sun worship


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2006 - 08:20:36 PDT

Hi Jayna,

I posted a site a while back that shows the sun in art... Can't seem
to find the site now, but am looking.

I did run across this image:
Lyre Clock -- French, Sèvres -- 18th century
Scroll to the clock with sun image... nice comparison/contrast to the
Inca gold suns.

Well....after many different word searches, I did find the site, it is
a ThinkQuest site (students created):
See the Sun's Influence on Culture:

They do not have a section for the Inca - so you will have to do your
own research.
They do list the Inca Sun Gods

Site is "The Sun: Man's Friend or Foe" Student created (1998):

I guess I never linked the site because the font is a little difficult to read?
They do show some images of the sun in art - however, I would look up
higher quality images to show your students. I remembered the site as
having more images than the do.

The site with the best Inca art is no longer on line. They had some
wonderful gold art shown as well as pottery.


Judy Decker

On 4/13/06, Jayna Huffines wrote:
> For those of you who responded to Judy's request for
> South American art resources for my benefit,I've been
> researching and checking out the links, and my goal
> has been to limit the unit to a specific topic for
> each media. I'm teaching the unit to 6th graders, and
> I need each project to last about a week. I'm leaning
> toward sun worship for glue-line printmaking; having
> the students respond to the idea of worshiping the
> sun, reasons why they think the Incas and other
> cultures have worshiped the sun, and to create a
> radial image inspired by weavings, repousse'd gold
> sheet masks, etc from ancient South American cultures
> that depict the sun.

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