Arts

  • Kadealo, African Masks

The ultimate guide for African masks

By |2020-10-25T13:52:59+00:00July 6th, 2020|

Courtesy of Wonderlane/Unsplash What do African masks symbolize? African masks date back to Palaeolithic times and were initially used to represent spirits of ancestors or animals (known as 'Animist' beliefs), folklore heroes and for celebrating harvest seasons. The purposes and functions of African masks evolved over time to encompass and express all sorts of spiritual and cultural beliefs. During celebrations, war preparations or times of trouble (such as diseases and droughts) the African mask was worn by a specially chosen dancer, who held great acclaim and prestige in a village because they believed that the person had direct contact with the [...]

  • Kadealo, Contemporary African Artists

Exploring African Artists and Art

By |2020-05-27T16:00:15+00:00May 15th, 2020|

Nowadays, people can invest in a whole host of weird and wonderful things, although generally, there are some tried and tested things you may wish to begin with. In terms of a smart, and near fool-proof investment, generally, people think of Gold, and Property as two examples. Wine is another example, as is art. By investing in art, not only you get to benefit from enjoying the work itself, but you can also relax, safe in the knowledge that your purchase will actually increase in value, rather than decreasing like virtually all other purchases, besides the odd exceptions here and there. African art, particularly [...]

  • Kadealo, Art Galleries of Africa, African art gallery

African Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss

By |2020-05-27T16:01:11+00:00May 7th, 2020|

Alongside African fashion and interior design is a budding market and interest in African Art. Art, especially contemporary, is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to some of the cultures of African nations, considering Africa has always conjured up stunning patterns, colours, and styles, mixed into gorgeous paintings, statues, and the like. Any trip to the African continent would include some variation of art to be experienced – usually in the form of a hotel or home décor, perhaps bold fashion statements found in local markets or just on the streets of towns and villages. But for a more modern view, here is a [...]

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