SELECTED AFRICAN MOTIFS AND THEIR APPLICATION ON CONTEMPORARY ART PRODUCTION IN NAIROBI A CASE STUDY OF THE MAASAI MARKET AND AFRICAN HERITAGE

Abstract
Art is the product of creative human activity in which materials are shaped or selected to convey an idea, emotion, or visually interesting form .This research seeks to analyze the contributions that motifs and art from traditional Africa have made to contemporary art. This study therefore finds out how and why African art was produced and used and how contemporary artists are using this knowledge to improve their artworks. Various Traditional artworks like the Nkisi Nkondi, the Akua Ba dolls and the Chiwara masks in their traditional form are widely reviewed using available secondary data and primary data that will be collected from African Heritage.

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