Monday, April 16, 2007

African Art from the Dark Continent of Africa

One of the biggest contradictions in the art world is with African art. This is because African art is among the most colorful of all native artwork in the world and yet this style of art comes from the 'dark continent' of Africa.

African paintings can depict life in Africa with village scenes involving people doing everyday activities such as cooking, caring for their children and playing. Of course, there are paintings of the majestic wildlife found in Africa including lions, elephants, giraffes and rhinos. Some African art are quite realistic while some are very abstract. However, both are very inspiring showing just how proud African artists are of their homeland.

There is now an article which gives an overview of African art including not only paintings but tribal masks, carvings, sculptures and even textiles. Read this new article at Colorful African Art from the Dark Continent of Africa.

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