"Scramble for Africa" by Yinka Shonibare British-Nigerian

“Scramble for Africa” by Yinka Shonibare British-Nigerian

Contemporary African Art

NOTE- Africa is a HUGE continent.  We don’t lump the art of Sibera with the art of Korea, just because they are both part of Asia.  Don’t lump different cultures, tribes and countries together just because they are on the African continent. 

Africa is a rich and culturally diverse continent. Here are some good websites to begin your exploration of Contemporary African art and music.

Contemporary artists from Ghana El Anatsui

A Virtual Gallery of African Art

The Pigozzi collection
A private collection, owned by an Italian venture capitalist

A Virtual Gallery in Nairobi

Another Virtual Gallery of Contemporary African Art

Contemporary art of the DRC

Article on investment in African Art

More Traditional African Art

Ancient Egyptian Art

Art of Ancient Egypt  & The symbolic use of color in Egyptian Art

African Masks