By Gitti Salami
Offering a wealth of views on African glossy and Modernist paintings from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new better half good points essays by means of African, ecu, and North American authors who check the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics akin to discoveries of recent applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based evaluation of contemporary artwork and modernity throughout Africa
- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
- Features new and complicated theoretical arguments in regards to the nature of modernity and Modernism
- Addresses a greatly said hole within the literature on African Art
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14 Sowei/Nowo headdresses feature the idealized attributes and beauty of a young woman. 15 It is often called “rainbow neck” and captures the beautiful corpulence of young maidens. 16 Snakes are among the most frequent motifs depicted on Sowei/Nowo headdresses. Generally considered to be water creatures, snakes reveal a constellation of ideas about ancient African water spirits and later, Mami Wata. 18 Elaborate coiffures resonate with later descriptions and representations of Mami Wata. 20 These are but two of countless examples of arts for water spirits on the African continent.
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And are not Africans, who have mastered such negotiations, in the position to create powerful new modernisms that build upon paradox? 26 Chapter Overview How, then, could we organize these in-depth views of specific African settings in ways that would allow for points of intersection with other narratives in the world? We opted to arrange them in roughly chronological order by selecting a moment of major impact within their internal chronologies. This was not a neat affair, as many chapters span extended periods of time and their placement involved subjective judgments.
A Companion to Modern African Art by Gitti Salami