Artwork of the Week 21

IMG 4942  Ife Masks By Traditional Artist of the Nigerian people

Ife masks imitated the human face as accurately and sensitively to bring out the feeling for harmony, balance and proportion. They are ceremonial masks with a

IMG 4942Ife Masks By Traditional Artist of the Nigerian people

Ife masks imitated the human face as accurately and sensitively to bring out the feeling for harmony, balance and proportion. They are ceremonial masks with a great cultural and traditional significance in Africa and are considered amongst the finest creations in the art world. Thus, the masks are important instruments that aid in the consolidation of the Africa.
This week we are celebrating Africa Day This day marks the founding of Africa’s Freedom, a day to the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolize the determination of the People of Africa freed from foreign domination and exploitation. . It aims to celebrate African unity.
This year’s commemorations of Africa Day therefore presented the perfect opportunity for cultural diversity as Ife masks are religious symbols with an important role in the life of Africans. They are insights into African life. The Objects are significant for three things the functions of African material objects, their importance and power of Africa.

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