African art paintings splendidly capture the essence of African culture and way of life

  African art paintings splendidly capture the surrounding wildlife found within the continent, the different village scenes from everyday chores, tragic events, calamities, and pulsating ceremonial feats. Indeed,these paintings are among the most colorfully psychedelic modes of artwork that makes a continent of different worlds known. In the pre-colonial period, such paintings were more subjected to abstraction as most African arts are. Way back in … Continue reading African art paintings splendidly capture the essence of African culture and way of life

African body art defines beauty, strength, self expression and maturity

African body art is used by men and women for a variety of different purposes. They include but are not limited to festivals, feast celebrations, daily attire, beauty and strength. They also differ from region to region. The Maasai people of East Africa use body art during the celebration of the festival of the Moran or warrior. During this celebration, the warriors wear cloths tied … Continue reading African body art defines beauty, strength, self expression and maturity

African baskets are beautiful and practical at the same time

African baskets are usually made of different materials like grass, vines, leaves, raffia, papyrus etc. The techniques used are often quite complex and are similar to the methods used in textile weaving. They are used for a variety of different purposes ranging from women carrying harvested crops from the fields, food from the market, goods for sale and also for storage. In West Africa in … Continue reading African baskets are beautiful and practical at the same time

ong before the recording of accounts, the colorful African art history has already been thriving, reshaping itself with the contours of time. Depicting the various and elaborate societies and empires, the history of African art illustrates the vibrant cultures and traditions each group has nurtured with each successive generation. The earliest forms of surviving examples are the rock carvings and paintings in Namibia, with an … Continue reading