" What does being African mean to today’s artists? How does their heritage and identity shape their work? Should art even be defined in this way and do artists accept being labelled or categorized? " A new series, African Masters, explores the world of African artists around the globe through a series of interviews … Continue Reading ››
Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards. The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and courtiers from 15th – 19th century Nigeria, particularly the Benin Empire. The Lost Wax is actually a difficult method of sculpting (using … Continue Reading ››
Photographer Anthony Pappone captures the religion of voodoo in West Africa.
This religion in ancient traditions, the voodoo is the official religion of Benin.The voodoo means spirit or deity was born in West Africa more precisely in Benin, but is also practiced in Togo, Ghana is Burkia Faso is other neighboring countries.Europeans or americans believe … Continue Reading ››