Visual art is based on aesthetic objects, which can be either static, dynamic, temporary or even permanent and is best appreciated visually. Nigerian art is indeed versatile as it incorporates lots of varieties and types of art. History: The origins of African art lie long before recorded history. African rock art in the Sahara in Niger preserves 6000-year-old carvings.  The earliest known sculptures are from the Nok culture of Nigeria, made around 500 BC.
Name: Abid Sidi o Instructor: ENG 101 8/13/2014 Moroccan culture and clothes Clothing has significance in all culture and different clothing items have symbolic significance, clothing is an excellent example of “material culture”. Traditional clothes from different culture it present fashion of the nation, as part of civilization traditional customs play an important role in country`s history and culture. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) identified five mean purposes for the phenomena in clothing: protection, warmth, decoration, modesty, and symbolism’’ (Gilman 2002:7) Culture and clothes are matches by diversity of groups, nowadays. however, most clothes industrial made, or people like to wear modern clothes in their daily lives, many of country`s tried to prevent the traditional dress against the modern waves. As stated by Roach and Eicher (1973), clothing reflects individual or group identify (such as gender, social role, occupational role, economic statue, political belief or allegiances), or identifies cultural ritual and rites of passage and entertainments) shared by members of society.
AFRICA BEFORE EUROPEAN ARRIVAL DBQ Historical Context Africans had developed advanced civilizations before the Europeans arrived in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Beginning with Aksum (Ethiopia today) in East Africa in the 300’s, the kingdoms, empires, and cities arose and declined. In west Africa, three empires- Ghana, Mali, and Songhai- controlled the gold and salt trade. Between 1000 and 1500, cities on Africa’s east coast also gained wealth and power through trade. There were several centers of advanced civilization in Africa between 300 and 1400.
The influence of these two movements with the emphasis of Surrealism on automatism and revealing the unconscious through visual and literary images, brought the new artistic developments of Europe into the Cuban artistic community. To this influence of the Cuban art scene, Luna added his encounters with the great masters of mural art and Mexican artists including Rufino Tamayo, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Francisco Toledo and others. He cites the importance of Tamayo, especially for his ability to adhere to tradition while remaining contemporary. The etchings of Posada are easily connected to Luna’s use of the “Guajiro” figure seen in most of his work. The “guajiro” with his hat, cigar and mustache is portrayed as a man of simplicity and dignity, a hero of “close to earth” Cuban life, a man of the
Egyptian makeup Traditions: Egyptian makeup is a very interesting subject. The Egyptians believed beauty and fashion were very important. Men and women both wore makeup. Eye makeup was probably the most characteristics of Egyptian cosmetics. Before 4,000 B. C. the Egyptians wore makeup.
There are many interpretations of the symbolism behind the this plaque. According to the British Museum, this plaque serves to showing King Oba in the middle and two assistant on his side serves to symbolize the weight of the office and the responsibility of the leader to assist their king. This would only make sense, given the high stratification and firm hierarchy that defined the way the African nation was ruled. The plaques were made using the ancient process called lost-wax. First, the artist would form a clay core that would have the shape of what he wanted the piece of art to be.
The art of the Minoans was very distinctive in style and subject matter. They created their own artistic style and/were influenced by other cultures. For example it showed influences from the Egyptians because of drawings found of humans in their profile. The most common subjects of Minoan art were vivid images of nature and images of court and religious life (Hodge, 1998). Many of the Minoan palaces were decorated with large frescoes, or murals.
Works of my own which are particularly exemplary of Winold’s stylistic impact on me include “From Slavery to Reconstruction”, “The Founding of Chicago”, “Song of the Towers”, and “Aspiration”. Langston Hughes also had great impact on my prominence as a Harlem Renaissance artist. My personal experience in Most importantly, the Harlem Renaissance influenced my artwork. I am proud that my work inspired
Introduction Al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi or more popularly referred to as Leo Africanus along with Al-Bakri are two important historians and geographers whose works and discoveries gave the world an early account of ancient Africa. These two travelers are well-known for their chronicles relating to the regions of Africa. The kingdoms, practices, culture and even clothing were written with such great detail. In fact, modern historians suggest that the works of Leo Africanus and Al-Bakri are evidently more detailed and credible than that of European historians. This essay paper will discuss the works of these two travelers.
The term African Design can be interpreted by different people according to personal feelings and emotions. Designers would refer to the aesthetics of a design whereas illustrators or fashion experts may argue that the traditional African patterns and shapes is what gives it an African feel (Fourie, 2012). Either way one looks at it, African Design boils down to how the various African cultures are represented through each product. By analyzing traditional rituals and art pieces as well as comparing them to contemporary South African designs, this paper will assess the role of vivid history and traditions on contemporary designs. We will also touch on the subject of how traditional African art and artifacts can easily loose their uniqueness when taken out of context.