Unique Metal Art, African Art Masks and African Poetry
African Masks for Sale at Amazon
African Art and Poetry
Growing up as a child in Africa I never paid much attention to African art since it was all around me. However, after spending many years abroad I began to appreciate the beauty of art from my home country and continent. African art is as diverse as the many peoples of the continent and while African masks are perhaps the most marketed and best known African art items there are so many other African art forms. As a contemporary African artist I create mostly modern abstract art pieces but I am influenced by ancient African art forms and the vibrant use of color and earth tones that are common in African art. I use a unique art style that I adapted from an ancient Asian art form of painting on embossed metal. I have re-created this Asian art form to reflect my African heritage. This hub features some of my unique African art mask pieces and an African poem that was inspired by one of them. You can view more of my African art work and poetry here. At the end of this hub you can find links to websites that sell authentic African art including African tribal masks.
African Mask Metal Paintings
African Poetry Inspired by Art
Mother Africa: The Weight of the World On Her Shoulders
An African Poem by Injete Chesoni
The world is on her shoulders,
The burden weighs her down,
She has borne many children,
Scattered around this world.
Her sweat has watered this earth,
Many times over,
And it continues to drip,
even as her children cry in hunger.
The fruits of her labor,
Seep through the ground,
Bleeding out from her,
To feed a hungry world.
She is a beast of burden,
Born to serve this earth,
Her life was written
before she was ever birthed.
feed and nurture,
The parched earth beneath her feet,
She cannot stop crying,
for her tears ensure she lives.
Mother Africa: African Poems from the African Poetry Series by Injete Chesoni
The Influence of African Masks on Fine Art
African masks have commonly been depicted in fine art. The
most famous art work depicting the influence of African masks on fine art is probably Les
Demoiselles d'Avignon, by Pablo Picasso. This art piece is believed to have been influenced by Fang African Tribal Masks. You can read more about the influence of African art on Picasso and Picasso's African Period here.
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pablo Picasso Art Prints
African Poetry Books
Links to African Art and African Gifts
- African Art, African Tribal Masks and African Gifts
A wide selection of African Art and African gift items including African sculptures, African tribal masks, banana leaf art, African batiks and African art cards.
- African Gift Ideas
African gifts, African cards and African gift ideas including African art gifts.
- African Mask Cards and Art Products at Zazzle.com
African Art gifts, t-shirts and cards featuring African masks.
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