What is the difference?
Do we have to make a choice?
What characterises it?
African classic art designates all traditional representations of African society like tribal masks, sculptures. Those works are typical the representations of the African society. Some people lend divine properties to those sculptures and other works.
The sculptures just like African masks are realised from beliefs and customs of this continent. They are very respected in Africa and convey diverse messages. Those works show that African art possesses Symbolism.
As a reminder, symbolism is an artistic movement, which point out spirituality, imagination and dream. That is representing the divine side of masks and African sculptures.
Furthermore, African classic art stays attractive in the art market. In fact, important collectors aim to acquire the works of this movement (masks and other sculptures).
Just like African classic art, African contemporary art is very attractive in the art market too. However, the representation of this movement is quite different.
The artists represent principally their feeling concerning the society or personal experiences. The contemporary works are more intense than classic works. They provoke more questions, there is no point in imposing. It is according to your waiting.
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