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African Art

Bronzes from Burkina Faso

The very large collection of Burkin’art

There are art historians who give great importance to African art. Some modern European art is much influenced by African art. Great artists are inspired and influenced by abstraction, expressiveness, bold style and the religious significance of African art.

Artists exposing at Burkin’art show their artistic skills and a great imagination.

The artistic level is high. The technique of lost wax comes from a very old African tradition passed from father to son. In the manufacture of statues in the workshops, they often work with family.

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Interaction between cultures

In selecting the statues of the collection was taken into account the interaction between European and African cultures. The artists have each developed their own language and signature. Some cherish traditional themes. Other artists were heavily influenced by contemporary art and working toward a more abstract work.

Centuries of tradition

The artistic level is high. The bronze business comes from a centuries-old tradition passed from father to son. In the manufacture of statues in the workshops, so they often work in small family groups.

Lost wax method

The artists using the method of “lost wax” from Burkina Faso create each wax statues one by one. Each statue is a new creation, and each has its own mold. Workshops in Burkina preserve this ancient technique to make very modern statues.