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South African Art
South African art is probably the beginning of African art as is evident from the cave and rock paintings that South African bush men created by exhibiting hunting of animals. Many scholars, however, believe that the origins of African art might lie in the rock paintings found in Ahaggar Mountains in Libya and Algeria. Irrespective of this controversy, it is amazing to find that the characteristics of the men in the rock paintings of South Africa have very strong resemblance to European, Asian and African features.
South African art is abundantly found with many contemporary artists working tirelessly to produce some of the most beautiful rock art in the world. The creative productions of these artists are collectively known as Art of South Africa.
History Of South African Art
South African art styles were also bolstered by the influx of the Khoisan/San/Bushman tribes that had moved into South Africa with their own fluent art styles that are evident in many cave paintings. The Bantu/Nguni tribes came next with their own versions of art forms and the evolution of South African art began on a strong note.
In the present times, many new types of art have come up in the mines and townships. The art forms have become more dynamic and many items are used from bicycle spokes to plastic strips. The process of evolution has been further strengthened with the folk art of hardy Afrikaner Trek Boers and its Dutch influence. This eclectic mix is still evolving and the future of South African art is certainly bright.