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African art from four regions

Nicole A Hawkes

African art from four regions

Masks, sculpture, and ceremonial objects from the western Sudan, the Guinea coast, equatorial Africa, and the Congo basin

by Nicole A Hawkes

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Published by Hurst Gallery .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, West,
  • Art,
  • Art, African,
  • Exhibitions

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11697752M
    ISBN 100962807494
    ISBN 109780962807497
    OCLC/WorldCa50489227

    They are made of different materials which include leather, fabric and various types of wood. They are four-sided structures built around a central court. The Nubian Kingdom of Kush in modern Sudan was in close and often hostile contact with Egypt, and produced monumental sculpture mostly derivative of styles that did not lead to the north. Islamic artists used Arabic script which is read from right to left as part of their designs for religious books, wall decorations, and art objects. The population trekked out of the Sahara region in all directions, including towards the Nile Valley below the Second Cataractwhere they made permanent or semipermanent settlements.

    His successor Askia Mohammad I — made Islam the official religion, built mosques, and brought to Gao Muslim scholars, including al-Maghili d. This was ended by an Assyrian invasion, with Taharqa experiencing the full might of Assyrian iron weapons. The Kingdom of Aksum Coins from Aksum. These qualities can be seen in the illustrations for a famous book of fables, Kalilah and Dimnah.

    Especially skilled were artists working in Persia from the 's to the 's. Approximately 23 million people of African descent live in the Caribbean. In the southern Libyan Desert, for instance, no greenery exists for more than kilometers miles. Punu Mask: A mask associated with the Gabon people, it is painted white and is thought to represent the spirit of ancestors. A major climatic recession occurred, lessening the heavy and persistent rains in Central and Eastern Africa. Many contemporary African arts borrow heavily from traditional predecessors.


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Mohammed warned artists not to imitate God, the creator of all life, by making images of living things. Today Samarkand is part of Uzbekistan. Arabic, the language of most Islamic texts, can be beautifully written in several different kinds of script.

The designs began as detailed drawings, which were then skillfully adapted to a particular object and material. The Egyptians are known to have sent huge caravans and flotillas on trade missions to Punt—most notably during the 15th century B. The overall pattern of a plant-based, colorful diet based on vegetables, fruits, tubers and grains, nuts, healthy oils and seafood where available was shared throughout African art from four regions book four regions, but their cultural distinctions have reason to be celebrated.

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