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African Juju society II, Angu Walters

African Juju society II

Angu Walters

Painting - 39.4 x 51.2 x 0 inch

$3,300

Productive Exploits, Bright Ibiok

Productive Exploits

Bright Ibiok

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$6,500 $5,525

Light at the End of A Dark Tunnel, Bola Opadiran

Light at the End of A Dark Tunnel

Bola Opadiran

Painting - 24 x 48 x 1 inch

$7,000 $5,950

Paysage marocain Ref BDNW10851, Mekki Megara

Paysage marocain Ref BDNW10851

Mekki Megara

Painting - 9.4 x 11.8 inch

$3,143

Femme au panier, Riddy Gema

Femme au panier

Riddy Gema

Painting - 51.2 x 63 x 0.4 inch

$2,881

Prelude to the microcron No.32, Owusu Ankomah

Prelude to the microcron No.32

Owusu Ankomah

Painting - 78.7 x 82.7 x 1.2 inch

$146,668

Sans titre, Aboudia

Sans titre

Aboudia

Painting - 59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

$145,621

Anchores Boats, Fred Abuga

Anchores Boats

Fred Abuga

Painting - 35.4 x 21.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,676

La licorne des mers et la tortue Luth, Arnold Fokam

La licorne des mers et la tortue Luth

Arnold Fokam

Painting - 51.2 x 39.4 inch

$5,762

Flyings doves, Levoy Exil

Flyings doves

Levoy Exil

Painting - 31.9 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch

$423

Tumult, Kayava

Tumult

Kayava

Painting - 40.2 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch

$2,394 $1,916

Fin d'études, Moke fils

Fin d'études

Moke fils

Painting - 34.6 x 41.7 inch

$1,467

Cow Man, Toof

Cow Man

Toof

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$4,714

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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