Just incredible patterns & texture. Minganji masqueraders from the Pende peoples near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970. | Photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C. wow. what's with the big bug eyes? You see this in very ancient early sculptures around the world as well as petroglyphs...
Traditional African Women art. Check out the best places to see African art in NYC at TheCultureTrip.com. Click on the image to view the full list! # LG Limitless design #Contest (http://womenofworthuganda.wordpress.com/tag/african-volunteers/)
African Arts Magazine February 1987 Volume XX #2 African Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Photographs of Paul Gebauer, Gabra Containers, Moba Shrine Figures
Yoruba Beaded Crowns ARCHIVES, Nigeria. A beaded cone-shaped crown with a long fringe of beads that covers the wearer's face is the most important symbol of Yoruba kingship. Beaded crowns signify that the king-wearer can trace his ancestry to Odudua, the mythical founder of the sixteen original Yoruba kingdoms. (per Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) Crowns without fringe have either lost the fringe or were made to be sold to the collector trade.
TingaTinga People/African Art Gr 3 - 3rd graders studied the art of Edward Tingatinga and the 20th Century style of art he is credited with starting, called TingaTinga. -- Could use this with 2nd grade - African art.
These beautiful images from an exhibit at the British Museum - the Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa. Ife is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. My concept of African art has been changed by the natural roundness and sensualness of the faces. They are some of the earliest examples of realism in art, some sculptures dating from before the European Renaissance. Crowned Head, 12th-14th century copper alloy