By Gitti Salami
Offering a wealth of views on African smooth and Modernist artwork from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new significant other beneficial properties essays via African, ecu, and North American authors who verify the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics equivalent to discoveries of latest applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based review of contemporary paintings and modernity throughout Africa
- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
- Features new and intricate theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
- Addresses a broadly stated hole within the literature on African Art
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The flows and currents of the modern are rarely unidirectional – they can go in any direction at any time, from Africa outward or to Africa from elsewhere, as the histories of modern arts for Mami Wata attest. A Companion to Modern African Art, First Edition. Edited by Gitti Salami and Monica Blackmun Visonà. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 24 h e n ry j o h n d r e wa l Images of Mami Wata and other female and male water divinities called mami watas and papi watas have circled the globe.
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