Get to know the african art and culture and the enormous cultural diversity it represents for the heritage of humanity. Enter a journey through cultures, media, materials, styles of representation, influences and most remarkable periods.
Author: Manuela Tenreiro
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This course will take you on a journey through african art and culture
What is african art and culture ?
The history of art in Africa takes us back to the origins of humanity, the cradle of civilization, the first signs of human cognition, of interacting with the material world and creating visual symbols that represent and interpret them.
PART 1 - ROCK ART
Hundreds of thousands of years ago in the African continent, our remote ancestors used rocks and stones to paint (pictographs) and engrave (petroglyphs) a record of their history, daily life, the surrounding world and their spirituality.
In this part of the course you will learn about african art and culture and the origin of art and humanity.
PART 2 - First Civilizations
he oldest remains of human settlements in the margins of the Nile date from 40,000 years at Wadi Halfa in present day Nubian Desert, at the Sudan-Egypt border. Archaeological excavations brought to light the so-called Ring Tents. These are flat depressions on the soil, used to secure wooden poles, held upright and covered to serve as a tent.
In this part of the course you will learn about the great civilizations of African antiquity.
PART 3 - Islam and Christianity
PART 4 - Africa in Modern Era
The arrival of the Portuguese to Africa marked the beginning of a new era in the continent’s history, with disastrous consequences to Africa albeit enrichment to Europe: the era of the Atlantic slave trade.
In this part of the course, learn about African art and the effects of this new age on art produced in Africa. You will also learn about the influence of african art and culture on European artistic trends.