African Art

African Art

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African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth century during the colonial expositions it has been a limitless source of inspiration for artists who, over time, have perpetually recreated these artworks. The power of Sub-Saharan African art lies within its visual diversity, demonstrating the creativity of the artists who are continuing to conceptualize new stylistic forms. From Mauritania to South Africa and from the Ivory Coast to Somalia, statues, masks, jewelry, pottery and tapestries compose a variety of daily and ritual objects springing from these richly varied societies.... resulting in mixtures and unions between the prehistoric whites of North Africa and the Negro immigrants succeeding the Negrillos or already partly mixed with them. ... hybridisation revealing themselves in the anatomical or physiological aspect, sometimes in the intellectual aptitudes, ... The heavy eyelids constitute one of the archetypes of the terracottas found north of Nigeria in the Sokoto region. ananbsp;...

Title:African Art
Author:Maurice Delafosse
Publisher:Parkstone International - 2012-05-08


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