Contemporary African art at Chilstone

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Contemporary African art at Chilstone

[caption id="attachment_963" align="aligncenter" width="218"] Expecting Twins a Shona sculpture[/caption]   Chilstone are proud to announce that we are currently exhibiting a collection of Shona sculptures by young artists from Zimbabwe. The sculptures are contemporary but with clear roots back to the early African art that inspired a young Picasso to experiment with form. The pieces are of course hand made and are very organic with a very attractive finish. Carved from African Springstone,  examples of this Shona sculpture can be seen all over Europe and in the United States. Shona sculpture is widely accepted as the most important art movement to emerge from Africa in the twentieth century. It is very popular in the United States and Continental Europe, but it is less well known in the UK. General awareness of the art form in the UK was increased substantially by a high profile exhibition in 2000 at Kew Gardens in London, organised by Chapungu, featuring major works by many of the big names.

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