and other abstract art forms. They
need to mention this in art classes.
The best ideas started with
Black Africans. My quote about
African art “It’s taking the mind’s thought
and making it a visual.”
in existence to exist. The best
things go all the way back to our
Black ancestors history.
MOst traditional Africa tribal
religions are all about ONE GOD. In art,
God could not be represented. SO therefore,
the carvings were made of ancestors.
The African mask was carved
with the purpose of religion but
destroyed after. This is one
of the reasons few ancient African
art lives. Another reason is because
of the materials used in the sculpture
like clay and wood, which don’t survive
The first known African sculptures
originated in Nigeria. In the era of
1100 AD and 1300 AD Nigerian civilization
prospered and terrocotta sculptures
were found and appear lifelike.
African Art influences Western
Art. One of the works for example
influence by African art is Picasso’s
work. African masks