A Contemporary Discussion about the Influence of African Art and Culture on European Art with an Emphasis on Miquel Barceló
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In modern day it is easy to asses where our artistic influences come from. However there are cases when those influences have not been treated with proper respect and have been appropriated with methodologies that have damaging consequences. This is the case when we look at the influence of much of African art on European art. This project is a personal account of a modern approach towards contemporary African art and its influences on the wider European art world. Through discovering the work of Spanish artist Miquel Barceló, we can see an ideal model for a change in attitude towards African art and African culture which is necessary and well-deserved. By comparing some of the dated notions of Western superiority towards African art, we can understand where changes need to be made and gain an appreciation for the vibrant artistic sensibility that exists within Africa today.
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