Chapter 79

Coming Soon: Neo-Traditional African Art

Today, many contemporary African artists are influenced by tradition-based African art forms just as European avant-garde artists like Picasso looked to abstract African sculpture as a source of inspiration for their artwork in the late 1880s.

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Cite this article as: Sunanda K. Sanyal, "Coming Soon: Neo-Traditional African Art," in Reframing Art History, Smarthistory, January 18, 2022,