Many people find it hard to relate to African representations of social status, beauty, spirituality, and ethics, so distinct from what we are used to seeing in the Western world. Today, we’ll try to bring traditional African art a bit closer to you, by explaining some of its key elements and ideas.
The value of art spans way beyond its aesthetic qualities. We wrote about how art can help us change society and our own state of mind. But art can also be used as a tool to improve our emotional intelligence and our cultural intelligence (understanding of other cultures, their values, philosophies, and meanings).
The art market is in constant change, but even in this ever-changing landscape, it’s possible to distinguish several relevant trends that are here to stay. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at 4 exciting trends that we believe, will shape the future of art.
African art is on the rise: pieces are selling for many times their worth of a few years ago, in some cases tenfold. Away from hard sales numbers, the general perception and appreciation of African art is changing – buy why?