African art has played an important role in the culture and history of the world. It's distinctive characteristics and inspirations have influenced many artists to adapt their own interpretation of the art in their own time period. Characteristics of African art had made its way into many paintings in the Cubist period, among others. If one examines the European avant-garde artistic movement of cubism, founded mainly by Pablo Picasso, you will find many themes adapted from African art.
The African Renaissance - Spirits of Africa will be a three part exhibition during the year 2015 - 2016 to look forward that will cover, a cross section of the artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, - looking at the art movement, since their independence, tracing the development and progress! The collection will include Khoisan art, tribal art , wildlife art, modern abstracts to landscape paintings, and including a selection of eighty Shona sculptures from Zimbabwe.
We welcome our visiting guest artist from East, Central and .South Africa - Lisa Wendt, Quentin Allen,Muzu, and Millie Woods Swanpoel, We also look forward to developing a NEW list of visiting artists to add to our portfolio of ICAS gallery artists.
Everyone with the slightest interest in modern art knows how powerfully African art impacted Picasso, Braque, Brancusi, Modigliani, the German Expressionists, and countless others. Numerous exhibitions, some grand and some humble, have addressed this issue. What is less well known is how this art influenced New York artists, many of whom had studied in Paris—just a step removed from Picasso and Braque. Click HERE to Request more info
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