African American Figurines
Artists are people generally inspired by the world around them to create visual and emotional products in the form of Art. African American Figurines are an extension of the more traditional African American art including many diverse items such as:
- pottery and sculpture
- plastic arts
- basket weaving
- pewter and metals
The popularity as collectibles continues to grow for African American figurines and art. Their appeal extends beyond simple gifts but exhibit true art appeal. There is now a generation of African Americans who are producing art, objects, music, movies, and television shows. Their creativity continues to produce brands and characters which now are being made into various types of figurines.
Compare Jim Shore or Susan Lordi figurines with African American figurines and you will see an attention to detail, history, and religion portrayed in figurine art.
There are many manufacturers yet the one black superstar figurine producer has yet to emerge. Many are producing popular products aimed primarily at their black heritage. The time will come when this art will cross over and become popular across all races, religions, and heritages.
I would like to highlight what I feel are significant contrabutions to African American art. First there is an extension of the performance arts whether it be music, theater, or color paintings. Second comes an emphasis on the human body with many pieces depicting all forms, sizes, and shapes of humans. Third is an emphasis on three-dimensional sculpture bringing the pieces to life.
About Figurines shows you some pieces that are representative of African American figurines. Click any image below for additional information from Amazon.
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