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Chris Kirby

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Chris Kirby is a documentary photographer and visual artist, based in the UK. He explores areas of Africa social context including: culture and identity, historical perspectives, traditions and beliefs, socio-economic issues, marginalised communities, travel and tourism, including responsible and sustainable tourism.

African Modernists

In the 1940’s, through the works of the African modernists, contemporary art on the continent was seen mostly as a sociological commentary on modern Africa and hardly considered as a serious, creative expression of its people. African art was primarily associated to ‚primitivism‘ and its influence on cubism and other forms of post impressionistic art.

In 1967, the Harmon Foundation, USA published a book called ‚Africa’s Contemporary Art and Artists‘; a descriptive compilation of artists living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation had been collating visual information and collecting work by African artists since the 1920’s. This was the first time African art had been presented as a modern art form and not something tribal. The African modernists were finally recognized.

zoeschlin.com is an internetportal that provides recommendations for contributions from the fields of art and culture in the World Wide Web.

Zoeschlin Publishing Community posted  ·  März 26th, 9:55 am

New article about Sophie Matisse by Laurence de Valmy on our blog. Enjoy!

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Zoeschlin Publishing Community posted  ·  Februar 22nd, 2:25 pm

New article by Jyoti Vats online!

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Zoeschlin Publishing Community posted  ·  Februar 15th, 3:46 pm

New article by Jyoti Vats about the famous impressionist painter Edmund Charles Tarbell online!
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