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African Art: Finding Images

This guide will help you locate resources on African art.

Art...

   "It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.' Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist

   "Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen." Nikolayevitch Tolstoi What is Art?

   "Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is." Willa Cather The Song of the Lark

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Malian Carvings

 

Mali, Bamana, Male and Female Antelope Headdresses (Tji Wara), 20th century, wood, twine, and metal: male figure's height 33 1/4 inches (84.5 cm.); female figure's height 26 7/8 inches (68.3 cm.), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh.

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Art...

   "We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    " The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds." Jawaharial Nehru

   "The people who make art their business are mostly imposters." Pablo Picasso