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  • Most Common Languages In South Africa
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    African Cultures Africa has more than 800 languages native to its continent. African cultures are so diverse that they are different from any other culture of the world. African cultures contain many different languages. African languages range from common French to languages unheard of to most people such as Swahili. African arts are much different than American arts. Their art involves much more creative pottery, masks, and paintings. Africa has a very interesting culture. Reasons being the pe...
  • African Artistic Heritage
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    Introduction African Art in general, are works of art created by historical or contemporary African artists living south of the Sahara. The artists belong to a wide variety of cultures from Africa, and everyone is characterized by its own language, traditions, and artistic forms. Although the large Sahara is a natural border within the continent, evidence has shown that there are a lot of influences through trade routes that covered the continent from early times. Also, research has pointed to c...
  • Only True Art
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    2/c Barnard HE 240/5011 10 March 2000 Prof. Fet row Claude McKay, a True Artist Festus Claudius McKay, aka Eli Edwards, was born in Jamaica on September 15, 1889. His parents were farmers and he was the youngest of eleven children. Twenty-three years of his life were spent in Jamaica and from there he would immigrate to the United States. Claude McKay was known as an internationalist because he traveled far and wide to several different countries. His travels and experiences in the range of coun...
  • Marginalization Of African American Art
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    Black Women in Art Historically and currently African American women use art as a way to express themselves, their emotions and as an act of resistance. In this paper, I will discuss the various ways two very influential artists, Laurie Cooper and Lorna Simpson, use imagery to uncover and forefront the various forms of oppression that affect their lives as African American women. Since the late 1970's, African American art, as a form of self expression, explores issues which concern African peop...
  • Second Theme Of African Art
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    Traditional African art plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities cannot function without visual art. Such ceremonies include singing, dancing, storytelling, spiritual dreams, and relationships with the opposite sex. According to James Stephenson, "art is a way to express trust in your own words... drawn to create a symbol that is pulled out of you". He believes art, or literature should illustrate the lifestyles or problems of a certain group of people. In the bo...
  • African Americans Talents As Visual Artists
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    Introduction When I look at the early identification of African-Americans involved in the Visual Arts, I see a small cadre of artists closely aligned to the production of works in the strict tradition of European or English classicism. The rules were clearly defined for the artists, and cultural expression was not the acceptable standard for visual creations produced by early African-American artists. Those few African-Americans had to sublimate their expression and stick closely to what was def...
  • African Religions In Latin America
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    In sum, the survival of Santeria, as in other African religions in Latin America has been its malleability that has allowed it to adapt to new environments. Other African religious systems or magic-religious associations prominent in Cuba and in the Cuban Diaspora are Palo Monte or Palo Mayombe, a cult derived from the Congo of Central Africa. Sometimes accused of practicing black magic or witchcraft rites, pale ros (priests consecrated to Palo Monte) because of the use of human remains and pote...
  • Facets Of African Sculpture And Art
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    THE ART OF INFLUENCE; Africa And Its' Influence On Western Art Between The Mid-Nineteenth Century and The First World War During the mid 19th century up until the Great War of 1914, European countries began to heavily colonize and come into contact with African nations. This was called "new imperialism". During this contact, European culture was influenced by Africa. The influence of the African people can be seen in the European society of the time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, modern artist...
  • Influence Of Many Styles Including African Sculpture
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    There were and will continue be artists whose work was / is greatly influenced by the art of Africa. The earliest of these artists were found in France in the beginning of the 20th century. Such artists are Maurice de Vlamick, Emil Nolde, Andre Derain and Amedeo Modigliani. Of the artists listed Vlamick is considered to be the first of these to realize and appreciate the value of African Art. Vlaminck a self-professed 'primitive', dismissed "affluent" art seen in the Louvre, and chose to collect...
  • Central Guinea Coast Region Art
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    The traditional art of Africa plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities (such as singing, dancing, storytelling, ect.) can not function without visual art. It can also be used as an implement and insignia of rank or prestige, or have a religious significance. African art consists mainly of sculptures, paintings, fetishes, masks, figures, and decorative objects. Sculptures are considered to be the greatest achievement for African art. A majority of the sculptures a...

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