African Art by Maurice Delafosse

African Art by Maurice Delafosse

African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent.

Since its rediscovery through the colonial expositions at the end of the 19* century, African art has been an unlimited source of inspiration for artists who, over time, have perpetually recreated these artworks.

The power of Sub-Saharan African art lies within its visual diversity, demonstrating the creativity of the artists who continue to conceptualise new stylistic forms. From Mauritania to South Africa and from the Ivory Coast to Somalia, statues, masks, jewellery, pottery, and tapestries compose a variety of daily and ritual objects brought forth from these richly varied societies.