What is art? Do you want fries with that?
February 20, 2003 12:56 PM Subscribe
For all those who spent hours in the darkness of Introduction to Western Art I staring at slides out of context perhaps you should take a look at African art. In the West, to a large degree, art hangs on walls or resides only in museums
, but most "traditional" African art needs to be understood in context. Among my favorites are the linguist staffs
of the Ashanti people
of the Akan. These staffs are used to tell parables, but they also create a nexus between culture, politics and beauty.
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