African Art through the Ages - Part 1 of 4: Ancient Africa (Prehistory to 1000 CE)
Kevin Tervala, associate curator of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Series overview: Africa is home to some of the world’s most dynamic and visually striking art works. From the vibrant paintings found in Stone Age caves to the abstract sculptures produced during the continent’s colonial period, the arts of Africa have been shaped by unique creative insight as well as by specific political, social, religious, and economic forces. This series provides an introduction to African artistic expression and explores how the continent’s unique historical trajectory has influenced the form and the spirit of its artistry. African Art through the Ages explores the history of African art in four, one-hour lectures and is meant to inspire participants’ continued interest in both the art and the people found on the world’s second largest land mass.
In this first lecture of the series, Ancient Africa (Prehistory to 1000 CE), Kevin Tervala will focus on the trajectory from cave paintings to the pyramids and explore how artistic creativity evolved in the cradle of humanity.
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