Introduction What was once considered to be primitive art by Westerners African art is now appreciated for its aesthetic value. Where as it was once generally believed that African artist lacked true artistic ability they are now appreciated for their superb talents. This change in appreciation for the art of Africa began in the early twentieth century when such artists as Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, … Continue reading African Art Influence
African art and culture are one and the same. Culture is the history, practices and beliefs that make up a society. In Africa, art was seldom used for decorative purposes, but rather to give life to the values, emotions and daily customs of the various ethnic groups throughout the continent. African art and culture, in many instances deals with making sense out of the … Continue reading African Art and Culture cannot be separated.
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