African Art

African Art

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Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

Helmet Mask

The mask form is a physical mechanism to initiate transformation whereby the wearer takes on a new entity, allowing him to have influence on the spirits to whom he is appealing to or offering thanks. The Western viewer is often caught off guard by the emotions that a mask can evoke. Our intrigue can quickly be transformed to a powerful connection not often experienced in our frequently disassociated worlds.


The act of abstracting or the state of having been abstracted, An abstract concept, idea, or term, An abstract quality, Preoccupation; absent-mindedness, An abstract work of art.


A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art


A Muslim house of worship.

Naturalism Factual or realistic representation, especially,The practice of reproducing subjects as precisely as possible in the visual arts


The quality or state of being pastoral. Used especially of a literary work.


Existing or occurring since a colony gained independence


Attribution of animal characteristics or qualities to a god.

Tourist Art

Is named such due to its nature as a souvenir or memento of a tourist's trip or experience. As a result, a tourist art piece may be less a reflection of a culture, than a reflection of that tourist's perspective or interpretation of an experience with the visited culture. A tourist art form may be a traditional art form that has appealed to consumers as being representative of the culture; or from a non-traditional art form that originated for the purpose of sale to those outside the community.

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