The African bronze art culture of the Bight of Benin and its influence on modern art
Konde, Dr. Emmanuel
Africa, West-History , Benin-History , Benin, Bight of
This essay traces the origins of the kingdoms of Benin and Dahomey, the rise of the bronze art culture in the Bight of Benin, contact with the Europeans, and how their artistic productions came to influence and shape the contours of modern European art.
This article is dedicated to Dr. Leroy Bynum, the pioneer Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Albany State University (2006-2014).