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African art has developed from ancient traditions. Generations before the United States and the nations of Europe became great powers, Africa had known the rise and fall of many great kingdoms. The organization, discipline, laws, and religions of these ancient kingdoms show that Africa has been civilized for thousands of years.

The continent of Africa is often divided into two parts. To the north of the Sahara desert are the peoples known as Arabs. They live in such countries as Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

The land varies greatly across sub-Saharan Africa. Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe, and snow-capped mountains such as Kilimanjaro are in sharp contrast to dry plains and tropical rain forests. The differences in physical environment produced many different cultures. Each culture has a distinct artistic tradition.

Uploaded by associate-cheri-destefano on May 19, 2015

A work of art , artwork , art piece , piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from "work of art", which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense, including works from literature and music , these terms apply principally to tangible, portable forms of visual art :

This article is concerned with the terms and concept as used in and applied to the visual arts, although other fields such as aural - music and written word- literature have similar issues and philosophies. The term objet d'art is reserved to describe works of art that are not paintings, prints, drawings or large or medium-sized sculptures, or architecture (e.g. household goods, figurines, etc., some purely aesthetic, some also practical). The term oeuvre is used to describe the complete body of work completed by an artist throughout a career. [2]

A work of art in the visual arts is a physical two- or three- dimensional object that is professionally determined or otherwise considered to fulfill a primarily independent aesthetic function. A singular art object is often seen in the context of a larger art movement or artistic era , such as: a genre , aesthetic convention , culture , or regional-national distinction. [3] It can also be seen as an item within an artist's "body of work" or oeuvre . The term is commonly used by: museum and cultural heritage curators , the interested public, the art patron -private art collector community, and art galleries . [4]

African art has developed from ancient traditions. Generations before the United States and the nations of Europe became great powers, Africa had known the rise and fall of many great kingdoms. The organization, discipline, laws, and religions of these ancient kingdoms show that Africa has been civilized for thousands of years.

The continent of Africa is often divided into two parts. To the north of the Sahara desert are the peoples known as Arabs. They live in such countries as Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

The land varies greatly across sub-Saharan Africa. Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe, and snow-capped mountains such as Kilimanjaro are in sharp contrast to dry plains and tropical rain forests. The differences in physical environment produced many different cultures. Each culture has a distinct artistic tradition.

African art has developed from ancient traditions. Generations before the United States and the nations of Europe became great powers, Africa had known the rise and fall of many great kingdoms. The organization, discipline, laws, and religions of these ancient kingdoms show that Africa has been civilized for thousands of years.

The continent of Africa is often divided into two parts. To the north of the Sahara desert are the peoples known as Arabs. They live in such countries as Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

The land varies greatly across sub-Saharan Africa. Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe, and snow-capped mountains such as Kilimanjaro are in sharp contrast to dry plains and tropical rain forests. The differences in physical environment produced many different cultures. Each culture has a distinct artistic tradition.

Uploaded by associate-cheri-destefano on May 19, 2015


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