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Art Information Sheet Twenty-Seven - Ben Enwonwu's Africa Dances

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Jun 30, 2022

Throughout his life, Enwonwu constantly expressed the theme of “dance” in his works. He painted and sculpted a lot of iconic pieces with this theme. The image of the black woman was a cultural icon of Negritude and Enwonwu vividly used it in his dance series although he clearly stated that his use of the female figure was an invocation of “the feminine force of the earth (Igbo: Ala/Ani) and not the generic images of womanhood in negritude art”.

To know more about Ben Enwonwu and his work, “Africa Dances”, click on the link below to download the information sheet.

Ben Enwonwu's Africa Dances