History of African Art

The birth of African art lies long before recorded history. African swing art in the Sahara in Niger preserves 6000-year-old carvings. The most basic known sculptures are from the Nok civilization of Nigeria, made around 500 BC. Along with sub-Saharan Africa, the cultural arts of the western tribes, ancient Egyptian paintings and artifacts, and original southern crafts also contributed seriously to African art. Regularly depicting the large quantity of surrounding nature, the art was regularly conceptual interpretations of animals, plant life, or natural designs and shapes.
Contemporary African art:
Africa is home to a huge and blooming contemporary art culture. This has been sorrowfully understudied until lately, due to scholars' and art collectors' importance on traditional art. Noteworthy modern artists include Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Karel Nel, Kendell Geers, Yinka Shonibare, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Odhiambo Siangla, Olu Oguibe, Lubaina Himid, and Bill Bidjocka, Henry Tayali. Art bienniales are held in Dakar, Senegal, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Many contemporary African artists are represented in museum collections, and their art may sell for high prices at art auctions.

African Art illustrate the scene and life of the village point of view in Africa that occupies the daily way of life that people do like taking care of children, cooking, people working and children playing. Magnificent wildlife like the elephant, lions, rhinos and giraffes is also can see in African paintings. A number of paintings are abstract and a few are reasonable but both the types are exciting and motivating depicts the satisfaction and pleasure of taking these things as a theme for their paintings.