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African art, an introduction

Peoples and culturesHistorical overview: to the 1500sHistorical overview: from the 1600s to the presentAestheticsThe human figure, animals and symbolsForm and meaningReligion and the Spiritual RealmArt and PoliticsRites of passageArt and the individualAfrican art and the effects of European contact and colonizationWestern appreciation of African artThe Reception of African Art in the West

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Brought to you by Smarthistory. Find here a brief introduction to the peoples and cultures of Africa.