Posts Tagged ‘African Masks’
African Tribal Mask
Each tribal art embeds the religion and culture of the African tribes people. The very essence of African civilization is seen in their craftsmanship as shown in genuine tribal masks and statues. African masks are depicted as one of the most important part of African tribal rituals. You can see a number of African masks displayed all over the globe in cultural museums and art galleries.
African masks are not made for commercial purposes. They are used in tribal rituals and ceremonies. Over the years, the African mask has been the icon of Africa’s culture. They Read the rest of this entry »
Masks Of The World
On the outside I looked like anyone else – normal – but on the inside I was someone else. The many masks I employed to hide away from the world and to prevent people really seeing who I was or what I was feeling must have been good because even my mum did not know what was really happening to her son.
Not that I was aware of all the masks I had invented for everyday life or why I was hiding from the world then. I believed there was nothing ‘wrong’ with my mental wellbeing. Read the rest of this entry »
Even with a limited budget, it’s possible to give your home a decorating makeover that will change the whole atmosphere in a positive and exciting way. It may take some extra creativity to decorate cheaply, but when you put your mind to it, great ideas aren’t hard to come by. What follows are some creative tips on decorating your home to give it the look that you want while staying within your budget.
When you enter a room, your eyes are likely to first of all notice what’s on the walls – posters, paintings, Read the rest of this entry »
African Ceremonial Masks
African art may be simply defined as art produced by Africans. This brings up the question: does this include art produced by the African diaspora? What about art influenced by African culture but produced by non-Africans? There is no real answer as art cannot be confined and is difficult to define. African art has influenced many artists across many different cultures. Picasso, for instance, was heavily influenced by African art as evidenced by his painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
In any case, regardless of its definition, African art on the continent of Africa takes many forms including Read the rest of this entry »
Europe Masks can be traced back over several centuries. Our ancient ancestors seemed to know the power of disguise even before written history. These traditions and links to shamanism could possibly pre date all our knowledge of recorded history. Masks of one form or another can be found in our three most powerful historical cultural times and areas, Egypt, Greece and Rome
To access some of our earliest European mask we need to visit France. In France, at Trois Freres, the caves inhabited by Paleolithic people have hunting scenes painted on the walls showing masked dancers. Read the rest of this entry »