African Painting for Sale

Painting, Masculine Elegance (Beauty Within Us), Fasalejo Tobiloba

Masculine Elegance (Beauty Within Us)

Fasalejo Tobiloba

Painting - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

$1,350

Painting, Thy Brother's Keeper, Eniafe Gbenga

Thy Brother's Keeper

Eniafe Gbenga

Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, My Peregrinations 4, Damola Ayegbayo

My Peregrinations 4

Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,800

Painting, Mon ami Josiah II, Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Mon ami Josiah II

Elizabeth Ekpetorson

Painting - 60 x 48 inch

$1,130

Painting, Thoughts, Clinton Odhiambo

Thoughts

Clinton Odhiambo

Painting - 23.6 x 17.7 x 1 inch

$1,000

Painting, Teach us to love ourselves, Oluwafemi Afolabi

Teach us to love ourselves

Oluwafemi Afolabi

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,800

Painting, The new breath of Igbo life, Dieudonné Djiela Kamgang

The new breath of Igbo life

Dieudonné Djiela Kamgang

Painting - 47.2 x 43.3 x 2 inch

$5,084

Painting, Antidote from the Gods, Ademola Ajayi

Antidote from the Gods

Ademola Ajayi

Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 inch

$2,350

Painting, The Warriors of tradition, Franck Kemkeng Noah

The Warriors of tradition

Franck Kemkeng Noah

Painting - 43.3 x 51.2 x 2 inch

$5,649

Painting, Katiola, Well Rimo

Katiola

Well Rimo

Painting - 59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch

$12,428

Painting, Couple Goals, Meshach Samo

Couple Goals

Meshach Samo

Painting - 59.1 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,486

Painting, Dress Code, Philip Letsu Komla

Dress Code

Philip Letsu Komla

Painting - 59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$8,813

Painting, Rumble in the Jungle, Boris Gobina

Rumble in the Jungle

Boris Gobina

Painting - 43.3 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,712

Painting, Solace, Taiwo Odejinmi

Solace

Taiwo Odejinmi

Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,500

Painting, In Her, Ogunniyi Oluwatosin

In Her

Ogunniyi Oluwatosin

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,000

Painting, Inner Peace 1, Meshach Charity

Inner Peace 1

Meshach Charity

Painting - 30 x 24 x 1 inch

$1,850

Painting, Upright Impression, John Ali

Upright Impression

John Ali

Painting - 36 x 40 x 1 inch

$2,850

Painting, Unaweza salakasi wewe, George Lilanga

Unaweza salakasi wewe

George Lilanga

Painting - 24 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$893

Painting, La Pause Pipe, Victorien Bazo

La Pause Pipe

Victorien Bazo

Painting - 35.4 x 27.6 x 2 inch

$3,616

Painting, Our fearless mothers, who bathed in the shadows, Massoud Hayoun

Our fearless mothers, who bathed in the shadows

Massoud Hayoun

Painting - 24 x 35.8 x 2 inch

$4,180

Painting, My Mind, Hammed Olayanju

My Mind

Hammed Olayanju

Painting - 30 x 24 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Femme de caractère, Patrick Mendo'o

Femme de caractère

Patrick Mendo'o

Painting - 31.5 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$678

Painting, Gaze of Love, Agwunwa Theophilus

Gaze of Love

Agwunwa Theophilus

Painting - 54 x 43 x 1 inch

$3,500

Painting, The lemon seller, Emmanuel Adiamah

The lemon seller

Emmanuel Adiamah

Painting - 20 x 16 x 4 inch

$4,500

Painting, My father's car 2, Desmond Akindoju

My father's car 2

Desmond Akindoju

Painting - 28 x 24 x 1 inch

$1,250

Painting, Extraordinary Woman 2, Michael Adetula

Extraordinary Woman 2

Michael Adetula

Painting - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

$1,350

Painting, Black is Beautiful, Abiodun Nafiu Azeez

Black is Beautiful

Abiodun Nafiu Azeez

Painting - 42 x 36 x 1 inch

$1,450

Painting, Diffusion, Lauriane Yougang

Diffusion

Lauriane Yougang

Painting - 31.5 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,257

Painting, Face Your Fears 2, Obeka Simon

Face Your Fears 2

Obeka Simon

Painting - 30 x 24 x 1 inch

$2,250

Painting, La dame au petard, Salam Moneyang

La dame au petard

Salam Moneyang

Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,034

Painting, Resilient Spirit, Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Resilient Spirit

Olaosun Oluwapelumi

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch

$3,800

Painting, Little One, Eyitayo Alagbe

Little One

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 26 x 20 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Enamelled With Grace, Kehinde Mayowa

Enamelled With Grace

Kehinde Mayowa

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,850

Painting, Alter Ego, Franklin Ndibam

Alter Ego

Franklin Ndibam

Painting - 55.1 x 39.4 x 1 inch

$3,850

Painting, Black Angel, Abiola Olabamiji

Black Angel

Abiola Olabamiji

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch

$2,550

Painting, Ajala Travel 1, Abdulateef Salaudeen

Ajala Travel 1

Abdulateef Salaudeen

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$2,500

Painting, Brotherhood 1, Ekele Francis

Brotherhood 1

Ekele Francis

Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Warm of the Sun, Themba Khumalo

Warm of the Sun

Themba Khumalo

Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 2 inch

$2,825

Painting, Cooperate Bodies 1, Boris Anje

Cooperate Bodies 1

Boris Anje

Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$3,277

Painting, Moon Song III, Godwin Arikpo

Moon Song III

Godwin Arikpo

Painting - 28 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,073

Painting, Ray Of Hope, Innocent Chikezie

Ray Of Hope

Innocent Chikezie

Painting - 48 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,260

Painting, My Culture, My Inheritance, Ajenifuja Abiodun

My Culture, My Inheritance

Ajenifuja Abiodun

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch

$1,850

Painting, Faces And Colours II (Woman Identity), Woko Aguru

Faces And Colours II (Woman Identity)

Woko Aguru

Painting - 18.9 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,695

Painting, Blue-Face girl, Sophia Azoige

Blue-Face girl

Sophia Azoige

Painting - 36 x 36 x 1.2 inch

$1,582

Painting, Lean On Me, Jacinta Chisom

Lean On Me

Jacinta Chisom

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1.2 inch

$1,808

Painting, The Celebrant, Michael Kpodoh

The Celebrant

Michael Kpodoh

Painting - 40.2 x 40.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,259

Painting, Chief And Lolo, Chinedu Ogakwu

Chief And Lolo

Chinedu Ogakwu

Painting - 36 x 36 x 1.2 inch

$2,033

Painting, African Dancers IV, Angu Walters

African Dancers IV

Angu Walters

Painting - 51.2 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$3,000

Painting, Unique (African Allure) 1, Oluwafemi Akanmu

Unique (African Allure) 1

Oluwafemi Akanmu

Painting - 32 x 24 x 1 inch

$2,100

Painting, Market ladies, Ablade Glover

Market ladies

Ablade Glover

Painting - 40 x 40 x 4 inch

$25,000

Painting, Ephiphany 1, Orioye Bukola

Ephiphany 1

Orioye Bukola

Painting - 24 x 18 x 1 inch

$3,500

Painting, Her, Aba Linus

Her

Aba Linus

Painting - 31 x 31 x 1 inch

$2,500

Painting, Peace of Mind, Agboola Oladapo

Peace of Mind

Agboola Oladapo

Painting - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

$2,500

Painting, Black Beauty, Emmanuel Ojebola

Black Beauty

Emmanuel Ojebola

Painting - 42 x 37.5 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Conjugal bond, Achike MiracleAnayo

Conjugal bond

Achike MiracleAnayo

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch

$2,850

Painting, Untitled (Royal Officer 2), Prince Obasi

Untitled (Royal Officer 2)

Prince Obasi

Painting - 36 x 24 x 1 inch

$4,500

Painting, Royal lady I, Betty Acquah

Royal lady I

Betty Acquah

Painting - 59.8 x 20.1 x 3.9 inch

$8,200

Painting, Oblivion, Ebiwari Ekati

Oblivion

Ebiwari Ekati

Painting - 50.2 x 50.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,825

Painting, Her Strength Like an Eagle, Perrin Oglafa

Her Strength Like an Eagle

Perrin Oglafa

Painting - 37 x 37 x 1.6 inch

$4,519

Painting, Teamwork Makes The Dream Work, Diseye Tantua

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Diseye Tantua

Painting - 38.3 x 26.1 x 1.2 inch

$4,632

Painting, Sans titre, Rafiy Okefolahan

Sans titre

Rafiy Okefolahan

Painting - 25.2 x 19.3 x 1.2 inch

$2,034

Painting, Perspiration 2, Dunmade Ayegbayo

Perspiration 2

Dunmade Ayegbayo

Painting - 36 x 36 x 1 inch

$850

Painting, Cabecita 1, Pablo Martin

Cabecita 1

Pablo Martin

Painting - 11.6 x 8.1 x 0.1 inch

$508

Painting, Sirigu - Art africain et symboles, Caloulabissa

Sirigu - Art africain et symboles

Caloulabissa

Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch

$260

Painting, Pause Mémoire 4, Ezan Franck

Pause Mémoire 4

Ezan Franck

Painting - 61 x 51.2 inch

$4,519

Painting, Awokose (The Role Model), Oladire Araireoluwa

Awokose (The Role Model)

Oladire Araireoluwa

Painting - 30 x 26 x 1 inch

$1,200

Painting, Vulnerable, Mai Farag

Vulnerable

Mai Farag

Painting - 23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$1,695

Painting, Landscape, Gerry Nnubia

Landscape

Gerry Nnubia

Painting - 8.5 x 11 inch

$452

Painting, The Beauty of Chaos 02, Anastasia Vasilyeva

The Beauty of Chaos 02

Anastasia Vasilyeva

Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.7 inch

$828

Painting, Fusion, Abdou Karim Fall

Fusion

Abdou Karim Fall

Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,130

Painting, Deep Down, Omonu Salisu

Deep Down

Omonu Salisu

Painting - 36 x 28 x 1 inch

$1,200

Painting, Untitled I, Michael W. Soi

Untitled I

Michael W. Soi

Painting - 39 x 39.2 x 0.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, Anchores Boats, Fred Abuga

Anchores Boats

Fred Abuga

Painting - 35.4 x 21.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,808

Painting, Remeber Me, Fredrick Idele

Remeber Me

Fredrick Idele

Painting - 24 x 18 x 1 inch

$1,590

Painting, Dual perception, Alexander Tadesse

Dual perception

Alexander Tadesse

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,034

Painting, Portrait of a Sojourner, Charles Osaro

Portrait of a Sojourner

Charles Osaro

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,400

Painting, What if, Victoria Makinde

What if

Victoria Makinde

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,000

Painting, Little Gecko, Patricia Njeri

Little Gecko

Patricia Njeri

Painting - 23.2 x 23.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,469

Painting, Damsel, Busari Adewale

Damsel

Busari Adewale

Painting - 48 x 42 x 1 inch

$2,920

Painting, Echo Neural, Sebastien Arts

Echo Neural

Sebastien Arts

Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,881

Painting, Together for a better world, Papytsho Mafolo

Together for a better world

Papytsho Mafolo

Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,854

Painting, Untitled, Bara Sketchbook

Untitled

Bara Sketchbook

Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,695

Painting, State security, Amarkine Amarteifio

State security

Amarkine Amarteifio

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2 inch

$3,900

Painting, Ivory Coast Portrait, Annie RAIMON

Ivory Coast Portrait

Annie RAIMON

Painting - 16.5 x 11.4 inch

$1,073

Painting, Emotion Tissée Méditation, Ibrahim Ballo

Emotion Tissée Méditation

Ibrahim Ballo

Painting - 46.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,486

Painting, Ahmar, Said Ouarzaz

Ahmar

Said Ouarzaz

Painting - 14.2 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

$893

Painting, Homeboy 2, Emmanuel Aderiye

Homeboy 2

Emmanuel Aderiye

Painting - 36 x 30 x 1 inch

$3,000

Painting, Market day in Kawangware, Leonard Ngure

Market day in Kawangware

Leonard Ngure

Painting - 27.8 x 38 x 0.8 inch

$2,599

Painting, Oris 4 (série de 40 têtes), Kevin-Ademola Sangosanya

Oris 4 (série de 40 têtes)

Kevin-Ademola Sangosanya

Painting - 19.3 x 13 inch

$1,695

African Painting for Sale

In the past, African art has often taken the form of statues, bas-reliefs and objects, contemporary African painting is very diverse. Closely linked to symbolism, African painting stands out because of the frequent use of very pronounced lines and perfect symmetry. Body painting is also common in African countries, but the continent is also home to wooden objects from the 10th century and bronze statues dating from the 14th century.

Today, many African works of art belong to private collectors. The importance of African artwork, which is often anonymous, is underestimated in France. However, knowledge was passed down in a very similar way to the European process: through workshops. Although workshops were perhaps more often based on familial ties in Africa than in Europe. The name of the studio is often more well-known than that of the artist. Although works of art aren't necessarily signed, artists can leave their own distinct mark on them.

Many historical works were created within the context of the ritual and religion and often the objects created would have been seen as sacred. Their primary purpose was not commercial nor aesthetic.

Contemporary art has evolved considerably in Africa, especially in countries such as South Africa, where many a number of cultural institutions and galleries have sprung up. Contemporary African paintings, often tinged with humor, can act as summaries for the problems present on the African continent, from colonization to the social and economic instability of certain countries, but they can also depict Africa as exceptional, colorful and joyful where each country has a strong and distinct culture.

Little by little, African art is regaining its place on the world art scene and collections of contemporary African art are attracting more and more attention from experts and art lovers. Some African artists to know, such as Barthelemy Toguo, Hassan Hajjaj or Chéri Samba are raising prices in fairs.

Explore the best of the African contemporary scene thanks to the selection of Artsper experts by browsing the works of Paul Akiiki, Kim Bennani, Soly Cissé, Rafiy Okefolahan, Enfant Précoce or Angu Walters

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What are some common themes and motifs found in African paintings?

African paintings often feature themes and motifs such as spirituality, community, nature, and daily life. These themes are often depicted through the use of vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and symbolic imagery. Many African artists also incorporate traditional cultural elements, such as masks and tribal symbols, into their work.

How has African painting evolved over time, and what are some notable artists in the genre?

African painting has evolved over time, with traditional styles giving way to more contemporary techniques. Notable artists in the genre include El Anatsui, William Kentridge, and Chéri Samba. These artists have helped to shape the African art scene and bring it to a global audience.

What materials and techniques are typically used in African painting, and how do they differ from Western painting traditions?

African painting often uses natural materials such as mud, clay, and plant-based pigments, while Western painting relies on synthetic materials. African artists also tend to focus on storytelling and symbolism, whereas Western art emphasizes realism and individual expression. These differences reflect cultural and historical influences on artistic traditions.