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Modern African art encompasses the diverse range of artistic expressions by Africans resulting from their encounter with modernity at the onset of the continent’s colonization during the late 19th century through to the decades of political emancipation in the 1960s. While some artists looked to indigenous art forms as a basis for their formal experimentation, others considered their work as an extension of international modernism.
Mary Cassatt was an active member of the Impressionist group in Paris and gained a lasting international reputation for her representations of mothers and children. Inspired by Degas, she formed a close relationship with the artist; he in turn appreciated her work, telling her that a woman had no right to draw as well as she did.
We are pleased to reintroduce Oxford Art Online with a new look and enhanced functionality. Forthcoming articles this winter in the Grove and Benezit dictionaries include new articles on contemporary and Latin American art.
Grove Art is pleased to welcome Dr. Judith Rodenbeck as Editor in Chief. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, she has supervised recent commissioning to bring more living artists into the dictionary.