Tuesday, September 4, 2012

African Influences on Modern Art

In the early twentieth century, traditional African art had a profound influence on the creative development of European abstraction. Thousands of African art objects had been brought back to Europe in the aftermath of colonial expansion and became assimilated into European visual culture, with dramatic repercussions. African Influences on Modern Art brings together works from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection by Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Klee, presented alongside objects from the Museum’s internationally acclaimed collection of African art.

View the exhibition's official website.

Pablo Picasso  -  Bust, 1907–08
Kifwebe mask  -  Songye or Luba, D. R. Congo  -  Late 19th to early 20th century

Information and images courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art

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