Fine Art in Africa
Fine art in Africa has undergone considerable transformation over the years. Unfortunately many of the past and present African artists have not received the credit that is due to them to this day. With any form of art, it is important to understand pieces within a specific social and cultural context in order to determine its message and underlying meaning...
This video will help young viewers understand the special uses and forms of traditional African objects. Host Shelby Barnett presents masterful examples of African Art from the permanent collection of VMFA in Richmond, VA. The art comes to life as similar objects are used during actual community celebrations shot on location in Africa.
Video: Five African Art Facts
...The African continent has been characterized by a number of transitional periods reflected in its blend of artistic styles. It has noted the emergence of artists from all walks of life and backgrounds coming together to produce reflective and truly innovative work. Such outcomes have resulted in breathtaking pieces that tell a truly unique African tale...
A great documentary on African Art from 1995. Posted for the use of my Overview of World Art students, and anyone else with an educational interest.
Video: African Art
...Africa and Southern Africa have been defined by its early colonialism and fight for democracy and independence. There has been a considerable rise in the emergence of black artists influencing the development of artwork in various African and international countries. From breathtaking picturesque items to modern sculptures representative of tribal heritage, there is certainly no other country that can compare to the unique ethnic delivery provided by African artists...
In this episode, Young Money’s Nozipho Mbanjwa @TheRealNozi goes deep into the heart of Joburg at August House an artist hub, for a crash course in business of Fine Arts, with one of Africa’s talented artist Bambolwami Sibiya.
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...Historically, most creative pieces were detected by the earliest sculptures and tribal masks that reflected a unique and strong message. For African countries including Ethiopia with its Islam heritage, a great number of pieces would indicate the Islamic and Christian influences that are still recognized in many items today. West Africa was mostly characterized by its ancient sculptures that were largely constructed from wood and metals...
Named after the year of Ghana's independence, Gallery 1957 is a rare breed: a contemporary gallery in the capital, Accra. Its focus is on the next generation of contemporary West African artists. Miranda Atty went to meet its founder Marwan Zakhem to find out how his space provides a much needed platform for Ghanaian artists.
Video: Gallery 1957: A contemporary gallery in Ghana | African Art | Showcase
...large number of the African artworks that have been developed today include performance art and European influences. Many of the pieces that are available include 3 dimensional sculptures that play a significant role in specific contexts. Throughout Africa, one will note the strong tribal influences and attention to detail in the creation of masks made from solid metals and finished woods...
Born in a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Loyiso Mkize looked unlikely to take the art world by storm. Today he is celebrated as an artist of rare talent, whose work captures the identity and soul of his people.
Video: Proudly South African: Artist Loyiso Mkize | DW English
...Many of the modern portraits depict the history of African countries and offer a strong sense of its heritage. Finer artwork has moved from its largely generic productions with European influences to unique pieces that serve to represent or tell a story of the country that it is reflecting. Symbolism plays a large role in the images and sculptures developed today including the abstraction of indigenous people and some of the earliest cave paintings....
Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history -- including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. "It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment," El Glaoui says. "It is through art that we can really tell our own story."
Video: (TED) Inside Africa's thriving art scene | Touria El Glaoui
...With more traditional paintings reflecting the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife that is truly African to the struggles and fight for independence that many countries have undergone; such influences are recognized in past and modern artwork. Bronze sculptures, bold patterns, and bright colors are implemented in ethnic pieces. Fine art in Africa has undergone a considerable transformation to produce truly unique and innovative items that simply cannot be found elsewhere in the world.
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