Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Influence African art on Modern Art

Modern European art movements such as cubism, expressionism, and fauvism exploded with a new freedom of form that drew strongly on African art(gabonese......). The abstract character of African art refreshed and inspired pioneers of modern European art such as painters Pablo Picasso, André Derain, and Amedeo Modigliani and sculptors Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, and Henry Moore.

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas, 8' x 7' 8" (243.9 x 233.7 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York .

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