Pins tagged with: Art

12. 22. 03:35h
An interview with artist Kerry James Marshall at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture.
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03. 06. 09:18h
African architecture uses a wide range of materials. One finds structures in thatch, stick/wood, mud, mudbrick, rammed earth, and stone, with the preference for materials varying by region: North Africa for stone and rammed earth, Horn of Africa for drystone and mortar, West Africa for mud/adobe, Central Africa for thatch/wood and more perishable materials, Southeast and Southern Africa for stone and thatch/wood. Source: Mansa Wilbert Square Musa
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03. 14. 18:17h
A brilliant poem by Jason Nkwain a Cameroonian U.S.-based college student.
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04. 15. 22:18h
The oldest surviving” image that depicts Saint Maurice as a Black African was carved in the 1240s for the Cathedral of Magdeburg. St. Maurice was an Egyptian from Thebes in Upper Egypt. His Egyptian origin is stressed by the Coptic Greek name "Maurikios", which appears in the papyri, and is identical with the later Roman name "Mauritius", according to G. Heuser in his Personennamen der Kopten.
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04. 18. 15:29h
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05. 15. 08:15h
NollywoodWeek Paris is an annual film festival that showcases the top films by Nigerian filmmakers in Paris, France. The third edition will take place from Thursday June 4th to Sunday June 7th 2015 in Paris at l’Arlequin Theatre, between the Latin Quarter and Montparnarsse.
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Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:00
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05. 15. 17:25h
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing. Adinkra symbols appear on some traditional akan gold weights. The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. Akan oral tradition dates the arrival of adinkra among the Akan to the end of the 1818 Asante–Gyaman War. However, the Englishman Thomas Edward Bowdich collected a piece of adinkra cloth in 1817, which demonstrates that adinkra art existed before the traditional starting date
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