Friday, 20 March 2015

The Gallery Part 2

African sculptural forms unlike their Western counterparts accentuated the essentials and eliminated the unnecessary, that is what gives them their uniqueness though they still portray universality in their simplicity and excellence. It is important to note that in Africa, masks and sculptures are means to an end not an end in themselves. The importance of a sculpture to an African therefore lies outside the realm of esthetics, rather it has to do with the reconciliation of his life with his environment, that is with the problems of birth,survival, well being, longevity, death and reincarnation. It is only in terms of these social and religious contexts that the motives for making them and meaning of the sculptures may be found.

More to come.
Until next time!

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