Synopses & Reviews
The art of the Fang, the BaTeke, the BaKota, and other African peoples is extraordinarily vigorous and shows a brilliant sense of form. The substantial aesthetic impact that their works have had on the development of twentieth-century Western art--on Picasso, Derain, Braque, and Modigliani, among others--continues to this day. This classic study reveals the astonishing variety and expressive power of the art of a continent that contains more distinct peoples and cultures than any other. The revised edition has been updated throughout, incorporating recent research and additional illustrations, plus a new chapter and extended bibliography. It remains an invaluable resource for students and for anyone interested in African art.
"An indispensable part of the history of the skills and ideas of mankind."--.
A revised edition of this classic survey of African art, featuring (among others) the work of the BaTeke, the Fang and the BaKota. It also examines the aesthetic impact of tribal art on the development of 20th-century Western art, especially on artists such as Picasso, Braque and Modigliani.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-267) and index.
About the Author
Frank Willett was Director, and is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Glasgow.