African Art

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Our African Art collection consists of approximately 1,000 objects—both older works conserved over the ages and new works by contemporary artists. Explore the diverse artistic traditions of African Art from collections around the world here, and learn more about our collection at http://denverartmuseum.org/collections/african-art.

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Collector Jean Pigozzi's Collection of African Contemporary Art Is Among the Best in the World, and It's on View in Zurich—See Highlights Here Contemporary African Art, Contemporary Artists, Cheri Samba, Raymond Roussel, Popular Paintings, Celebrity Photographers, South African Artists, Museum Of Modern Art, The Collector

Collector Jean Pigozzi's Collection of African Contemporary Art Is Among the Best in the World, and It's on View in Zurich—See Highlights Here | artnet News

In July, Pigozzi gifted New York's MoMA with 45 pieces of modern and contemporary African art. But there's a lot more where that came from.

Nelsa Guambe, Novo Começo, 2015. Courtesy the artist A self-taught Mozambican artist who lives and works in Maputo, Guambe works in painting and photography to explore local and wider African vibrations. Her detailed compositions draw inspiration from the things that inspire and awaken people in a social context. Contemporary African Art, Contemporary Artists, Composition Drawing, African Artists, African Design, New Words, Thought Provoking, Colours, Maputo

6 Exciting New Generation African Artists to Know - atelier 55 - The Curator of Contemporary African Design

African art is commanding increased attention on the international stage. We highlight 6 new generation African artists to know, who through their thought-provoking work are helping to shape contemporary art across the African continent, whilst making their mark internationally. Fally Sene Sow – Senegal [Image credits: Main, My House B; and above Louma by Fally Sene Sow courtesy SBK] Fally Sene Sow is a Senegalese artist who produces intricate artworks using glass panels as his canvas. Sow’s…

Eddy Kamuanga ILunga, Reconnaissance 2, 2016. Courtesy October Gallery. -- Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eddy Kamuanga iLunga studied at the Institute of Fine Art in Kinshasa. His visually commanding artworks are characterised by bold vibrant colour, detailed patterns and texture. His influences include contemporary fashion, music and digital imagery, combined with references to traditional culture. Founder of the young artist collective M’Pongo. October Gallery, Contemporary African Art, Contemporary Fashion, Womens Month, African Artists, Afro Art, The Clash, Black Artists, African Design

6 Exciting New Generation African Artists to Know - atelier 55 - The Curator of Contemporary African Design

African art is commanding increased attention on the international stage. We highlight 6 new generation African artists to know, who through their thought-provoking work are helping to shape contemporary art across the African continent, whilst making their mark internationally. Fally Sene Sow – Senegal [Image credits: Main, My House B; and above Louma by Fally Sene Sow courtesy SBK] Fally Sene Sow is a Senegalese artist who produces intricate artworks using glass panels as his canvas. Sow’s…

Ndidi Emefiele, Into the Wall II. Courtesy Omenka Gallery.  -- Ndidi Emefiele uses her artwork to protest social issues, mainly the consumption and discard culture that pervades her home country of Nigeria, where she earned a BA in Painting from Delta State University in Abraka.  Emefiele also uses her work to comment on culture, especially the cultural pressures of family, society, economic and religious constraints so often put on women. Contemporary African Art, Contemporary Artists, Mini Happy Planner, African Artists, African American Art, African Design, Fantasy Artwork, Black Magic, Black Art

6 Exciting New Generation African Artists to Know - atelier 55 - The Curator of Contemporary African Design

African art is commanding increased attention on the international stage. We highlight 6 new generation African artists to know, who through their thought-provoking work are helping to shape contemporary art across the African continent, whilst making their mark internationally. Fally Sene Sow – Senegal [Image credits: Main, My House B; and above Louma by Fally Sene Sow courtesy SBK] Fally Sene Sow is a Senegalese artist who produces intricate artworks using glass panels as his canvas. Sow’s…

With his portraits, Yung Yemi explores intersections of Blackness through a pre, modern, and postcolonial lens. African Masks, African Art, Futurism Art, Art Afro, Punk Poster, Pelo Natural, Natural Hair, Kairo, Black Artwork

“My mission is to celebrate the richness and diversity of cultures within the African diaspora,”

“My mission is to celebrate the richness and diversity of cultures within the African diaspora,” says artist Adeyemi Adegbesan (@yung.yemi), who designed a face filter for Afropunk (@afropunk) this year.⁣ ⁣ “Going all the way back to my childhood, my own personal journey of trying to find out more about my Nigerian heritage has always been a source of inspiration for me and that just spread to an interest in other African cultures and histories, and wanting to know more about black culture…

Kojo Marfo, "The Chief And His Calabash" The new voices shaking up contemporary African art African Art Paintings, African Origins, What Is An Artist, Contemporary African Art, Art Painting Gallery, Afro Art, African American Art, Tribal Art, Art World

The new voices shaking up contemporary African art

In recent years, the Contemporary African scene has found itself on the cutting edge of the art world, where collectors are determined to get ahead of the curve. Since the creation of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in 2013, the market growth has been described as a bonanza, though it accounts for less than... Read more »

Wosene Worke Kosrof, Moon and the Blue Goddess, 2001 African Art Paintings, Modern Art Paintings, Contemporary African Art, Contemporary Artists, Modern Contemporary, Canvas Paintings For Sale, Socialist Realism, Art Programs, Art Auction

An Interview with Ethiopian-Born Contemporary Artist Wosene Worke Kosrof

The upcoming Modern and Contemporary African Art auction on 15 October in London includes three works by Ethiopian-born U.S.-based artist Wosene Worke Kosrof. Ahead of the sale Sotheby's Kami Gahiga spoke to the artist about his life and where he finds inspiration for his art.

Velours Kuba / Shoowa du Kasaï - Objets-usuels - Art africain #ArtAfricain #Objetsusuels #Kuba African Textiles, African Fabric, African Patterns, Textile Patterns, Print Patterns, Floral Patterns, Afrique Art, Motif Art Deco, Aboriginal Art

Velours Kuba / Shoowa du Kasaï

Velours Kuba / Shoowa du Kasaï - Objets-usuels - Art africain #ArtAfricain #Objetsusuels #Kuba

Superbe masque à l'oiseau YOHOURE YAOURE mask MC0789 Beautiful anthropo-zoomorphic mask YOHOURE. YAOURE This delicate mask combines power and serenity. Ivory Coast - 12 1/2 inches high Masque anthropo-zoomorphe YOHOURE. YAOURE Côte d'Ivoire - 32 cm Ce masque tout en délicatesse exprime puissance et sérénité. Afrique Art, Art Tribal, Statues, Art Premier, African Nations, African Masks, Ivory Coast, Art Gallery, West Africa

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Superbe masque à l'oiseau YOHOURE YAOURE mask MC0789 Beautiful anthropo-zoomorphic mask YOHOURE. YAOURE This delicate mask combines power and serenity. Ivory Coast - 12 1/2 inches high Masque anthropo-zoomorphe YOHOURE. YAOURE Côte d'Ivoire - 32 cm Ce masque tout en délicatesse exprime puissance et sérénité.

Mask go Ge Dan, western Côte d'Ivoire early twentieth century. Wood, metal, plant fibers and hair - 26 x 14 cm © Dandrieu - Giovagnoni, photo gallery of the Archives. Theater Mask Tattoo, Afrique Art, Art Tribal, African Sculptures, Art Premier, Beautiful Mask, Masks Art, African Masks, Indigenous Art

Parcours des Mondes 2016 : Thématiques (1)

Le Parcours des Mondes fête cette année sa 15ème édition et se tiendra du 6 au 11 septembre à Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Il poursuit son ouverture vers les arts d'Asie (18 exposants) et accueille parmi les nouveaux : Charles-Wesley Hourdé, L’Ibis -...

Africa Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria century Textile and glass beads Textile Patterns, Textile Design, Floral Patterns, Cultures Du Monde, Yoruba People, Afrique Art, Haida Art, Art Africain, Outfits

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Africa | Ceremonial tunic from the Yoruba people from Nigeria | 20th century | Textile and glass beads

an eclectic mix of images and words Tribal Images, Tribal Art, Ghana, Afrique Art, Ethnic Decor, Grades, Traditional Doors, Soul Art, African Diaspora

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Africa | Palace or shrine door panel "ilekun" by Olowe of Ise | Wood, middle brown patina, camwood powder, residues of indigoblue and black paint, kaolin | ca. prior to 1938