The African woman Art Collection by: Jamaak Morris  

My chosen theme for my art collection is paintings and sculptures of the African woman. I Choose this theme because of the beautiful art pieces through history, that depicts the power, inspiration, and respect of African women. Most of the wood carved figures with different sizes, even the mask, were created to represent a strong, and healthy fertility.       

The title of this oil on canvas painting is Series of the Four Parts of the World. Africa by Italian renaissance painter Luca Giordano between 1634 – 1705. It seems to depict world conquers arriving to this new land, and greeted by an African woman, and all the land’s wonders that it offers.
The title of this oil on canvas painting is African Women by German painter Pranas Domšaitis between 1925 – 1930. It seems to an abstract painting of African women posing in pride of who they are. The painting looks to go from right to left, with the woman setting to be the mother figure, and the other younger women as the daughters.
The title of this oil on canvas painting is Mama Plastic by an African painter name Patrick Mukabi on July 7, 2009. It’s an abstract painting of African woman, and child filling jugs of water. Since clean water is scares in some place in Africa, they have to bring it in from other places. The is an artistic view on a routine chore of an African woman.
The title of this pen and ink on paper illustration is Composition with Three Women by African-American artist named Eldzier Cortor on July 7, 2009. It’s an illustration of three women figures, in three different poses. Cortor uses lines and shapes to out the different postures of the women.
The title of this oil and canvas painting is The Bridge Party by American artist named Charles White in 1939. It’s a painting of three African-American women playing a game of bridge. White’s interpretation of a night of bridge for African-American women in the 1930’s, shows a realistic feel that tells a different story for each character.
The title of this sculpture is Shrine Head Created sometime between 1100 - 1399 by unknown sculptor. It’s a depiction of an African women. You can tell this by the roundness of the face and nose.
This sculpture is of a Female Figure Holding Calabashes created in the late 19th century by unknown sculptor. It’s a depiction of an African women holding a fruit called calabashes. Calabashes are what gourds originate from, and use by many cultures. Even though it’s an African statue, it has a Hindu feel to it.
This wooden sculpture is of a Kneeling Mother and Child created in the late 19th century by unknown African wood carver, and was found in Tanzania-Mozambique border area. It’s a depiction of an African women kneeling with her child, seemly praying that her child would be health. The wood carver seemed to use line and shape, when creating this statue.
This wooden sculpture is titled African Venus created in 1851 by a French sculptor named Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier. It’s a depiction of an African women in posing detail. Cordier’s detail in the features of the woman so realistic, even down to the dreadlocks, and jewelry.
This sculpture is Bust of an African Woman created in 1859 by a British visual artist named Henry Weekes. The sculpture is based off a photograph of an African woman named Mary Seacole. Weeks’ depiction of Mary is uncanny, and realistic enough to look as if you were staring at the real person. The sculptor is made from marble stone.
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