Traditions and innovations of the African art

The African Art: Traditions through Innovations is the name and the concept of the new exhibition opened in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The curators of the museum revealed the unusual sides of the African art.

The art of the African tribes inspired many European art trends of the beginning of the 20th century having influenced Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism. It became the source of new ideas which was necessary for the conservative Europe.

However, there were pioneers among the African artists whose interesting works were ahead of time.

The exhibition of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art represents works by more than 30 African artists of the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. The structure of the exposition made on comparisons is aiming to show how some artists challenged the canon having improvised with an iconography and form. Others on the contrary aspired to develop new ideas without leaving the tradition. A series of the unique works of art gives the opportunity to appreciate the enormous creative potential of the African masters.

The major part of the exposition will be compiled of the works from eight private collections. Moreover, the exhibition displays the exhibits from the Los Angeles Museum of Art and Fowler Museum at the Californian University.

The exhibition will be opened till November, 2.

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Published in: on September 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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