African painting

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African painting

African painting is diverse in theme and composition, sometimes complex. Paintings created on rock, dated to prehistoric times, are among the oldest found in the world. African art, specially masks, inspired artists like Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, and Amedeo Modigliani.

“The Europeans who went to Africa came back with "modern' art. What is more African than a Picasso?” Duke Ellington.


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Maasai Moran and Cows at Manyatta-Huge by Ng'ang'a Ndeveni.

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Maasai Family by Moses Wanyuki.

By Alex Mbugua (1958 - 2006).

Among other renowned African painters are also Moyo Ogundipe, Zwelethu Mthethwa, and Cheri Samba.

See also

Gilbert G. Groud, Child-soldier in the Ivory Coast, 2007.

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Kivuthi Mbuno, Following the Giraffe.

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Cet Animal Bizarre by Daddy Nganga Puati.

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