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About African Women, Culture and who they Are In The Society.

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HISTORY OF AFRICAN ART

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

Rival masterpieces: 5th century BC
By one of the strange coincidences of history, the 5th century BC produces the first masterpieces in two incompatible styles of sculpture. Nearly 2500 years later, these styles become bitter rivals in the studios of our own time.

One is the classical realism which will prevail from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. The other is the sculpture of Africa, distorting human features and limbs in a dramatically expressive manner. African figures in this long and vibrant tradition inspire Picasso’s experiments with Cubism, which launch the mainstream of modern art.  Read the rest of this entry »

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How African art has influenced the Western architecture

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

How African art has influenced the Western architecture

African art became a great source of fresh inspiration to the artists of the early twentieth century who wanted to do away with the established artistic conventions of the time. However, despite this important impact it had on Western art in the past century, for the time before that it had little to no effect on European art. This was so because African art was conceptualized so differently than European art that most Europeans didn’t even consider it as art; the concepts of African art and its emphasis on form and ritual were strange and foreign to Europeans and this lead to it being overlooked till the beginning of the twentieth century when in search of new artistic forms, European artists took a closer look at the apparent abstract forms of African art. Read the rest of this entry »

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Some of the most important artists offered by the African continent

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

Some of the most important artists offered by the African continent

This article will give you a look on a couple of the most famous contemporary African artists that the continent has produced in recent years.

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African art masks, African paintings and African art patterns

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

African art masks, African paintings and African art patterns

The mask plays a very important role in traditional African art and life, particularly spiritual life. Masks are used during special events likeceremonies and celebrations and their purposes range from honoring and entertaining to initiating or blessing, while at the same time serving as both disguise and protection for the wearer. Usually, African masks are carved of wood but some are made with other materials such as cloth or clay, and they can also be painted and decorated with other things like beads, feathers and various trinkets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Traditional African art and Contemporary African art

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

Traditional African art and Contemporary African art

The beginnings of African art are considered to be as early as twenty-six millennia ago with the earliest examples of African art being simple images of animals painted on rocks that were found in caves in Namibia. The oldest known African sculptures date from about five hundred BC and they represent heads and human figures made out of clay. However despite this evidently long and rich history, very few pieces of early African art exist nowadays mostly because they were made out of perishable materials such as wood, cloth or plant fibers and because their intensive use as either daily or ceremonial objects. A large proportion of the African art that is known today can be considered recent, coming to us from the nineteenth century or later.

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African Art and its history

Posted by cultureafrico on February 28, 2011

Introduction to African Art and its history

African art and African artists evolved differently than their Western counterparts so much so that only very few pieces of African art bear the individual style of their artists. Even when African artists were commissioned to create particular artworks for a king or tribal leader, they still had to abide by certain traditions thus not allowing them to develop much of a personal style. Now they didn’t just copy designs from each other, every piece of art was a unique since it was made by human hands, but within certain tribal rules or traditions. However, despite this, African artists still managed to express their imagination by developing new techniques and if a new technique was superior to an old one then it would become part of the tradition very quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

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