I would describe that painted, circa 1960's, police themed mask as definitely interesting, sort of beautiful in a naive-school way, not at all ugly, and--bestbrianmccln
Hi,To me, that anonymous African artist makes some great points about who are we outsiders to judge and don't we get it that it takes tremendous skill to makebrianmccln
About 20 years ago an anthropology professor, who had previously done research in the highlands of Guatemala, told me the art objects they carved and usedbobbold2000
Exploring traditional African cultural and aesthetic forms AND modern tradition-based works (with an eye toward the future), it is our goal to facilitate discussion of all content focusing upon African artistic production and expression as well as the dynamic contexts of history and migration through which the traditional forms have arisen and evolved. We encourage open, respectful discourse on and inquiry into 1) objects of African traditional material culture 2) the ceremonial, ritual, economic and day-to-day events from and for which these objects have historically been generated and 3) more recent and/or contemporary works (objects and performances) through which these tradition-based forms persist.
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- Jan 3, 2005
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