After the Hunt

Posted by Ana on May 3rd, 2015 | post in Uncategorized |No comment

One of the most amazing characteristics of African art is that it is always covers the  intimate part of everyday life, different aspects like work, games, religion and day to day routines.  Look at the style and symbolism of paintings, figures, and masks, they all depend on their political, economic, social, and religious contexts, which by thorough examination often provides valuable insights into the meanings of African art. The Bushmen of the Kalahari desert is an example of people hunting in dangerous environment because of their life dependency of available resources for survival. There is an enormous amount of intensity in the relationship between the hunters and the hunted. And they express that connection in their rituals and ceremonies, paintings and engravings.

The sensitive and beautiful molded bronze from Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) portrays the hunter returning from the hunt. One of a kind.

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