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This is the second part of the series 'Faces of Diversity'.
The music, art, literature, and culture of Africa have provoked interest and respect throughout the world. The music and literature of these peoples have found their way into houses and classrooms around the world. In fact, Africans can teach us much more than one would think. Africa has made a great contribution to the cultural heritage of mankind through sculpture. African sculpture is a highly developed art form which has a history of more than 1000 years. Early humans created painting and engravings onto rock walls. Some Saharan rock engravings represent animals now extinct in the area, such as elephants, rhinoceroses and buffaloes. A great variety of masks from different materials was worn with elaborate costumes and mimicked the human or activities of nature and forces in the different season. Some communities wear no masks but their faces are hidden in their costumes, which are designed to allow free movement in dances. Often masks are worn at the initiation rites to symbolize cult heroes, royalty, the political structure and arts and crafts.
This artwork intends to symbolize all the above mentioned beauty of Africa. It comes framed and ready to hang.
About the artist: MÃ¡ria Haraszti
MÃ¡ria Haraszti was born in Budapest, Hungary. Since her childhood, painting and drawing have been her greatest passions. Her works have been selected and featured in several art competition across various countries in Europe. She has already held several solo exhibitions such as at the MontÃ¡zs Art Cafe in Budapest and in Hotel Grauer Wolf in Erlangen (Germany) or at the Corvinus University of Budapest and she possesses several award winning paintings. Her favourite medium is watercolor, she loves its dreamy texture and the endless possibilities one can create with it. Being a self-taught artist, she loves to experiment and create powerful images coupled with abstract color and detail. Beside of watercolor paintings, she regularly creates acrylic paintings on canvas and alcohol ink artworks on canvas and photopaper. Her goal is to create art that plays on people's emotions and triggers thoughts or makes people feel happy and comfortable when looking at them in their homes.
Provenance / History of This Item:
This artwork has been exhibited at the solo exhibition of the artist MÃ¡ria Haraszti at the MontÃ¡zs Art Cafe and at the Corvinus University of Budapest in Budapest (Hungary) and it has been selected by a professional jury to be exhibited at the ArtFeszt Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary.
Image/object size (inches):
9.45 (height) 7.48 (width) 0.08 (depth)
Overall size (inches):
18.5 (height) 16.14 (width) 0.79 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.