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Though culturally and geographically diverse, art from the African continent often portrays revered ancestors, living rulers and deities as well as musical instruments, paintings, sculptures and ceremonial items. Africa is a vast continent with distinct topography and ecological areas, deserts in the north and south high mountains in the east and three legendary rivers, Niger, Congo and Nile. The artistic production of the African continent reflects this enormity with its diversity. African art includes exceptional works of masks, textiles, jewellery, beadwork, regalia and ceremonial objects from thousands of ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups that inhabited the continent. Vinterior has an extensive collection of vintage African art including works from Northern, Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa.

Vintage African art presents bold aesthetics

The authentic art from Africa presents a bold aesthetic that famously inspired early modernists like Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani, galvanizing them to depart from traditional naturalism and capture the emotional intensity ignited by bold colour choices and figural abstraction. Artefacts suddenly became artworks, and collectors and museums couldn't get enough of them. The majority of classical, authentic African art has now been sold and circulated for 120 years. While at Vinterior, we share this aesthetic appreciation and also aim to provide meaningful context and understanding of these cultures which continue to draw upon their heritage today.

How to buy vintage African art online?

There has never been a better time to buy vintage African art such as masks and sculptures online as there are many authentic and trustworthy places online to source your African artworks. However, when buying, it is important to be clear about what is driving your purchase, either it is to adorn your home or considering it as an investment. Also, keep in mind the budget, size and the authenticity of the online gallery you purchase from. The website of the gallery, along with its design and information, will give you a sense of its legitimacy.

Where to buy vintage African art online?

If you are looking to buy vintage African art online, then Vinterior is the place you need to be. Our African art collection consists of wide objects, older works and new ones by contemporary artists. Focused on the diverse artistic traditions of Africa, our collection includes rare and exquisite works in textiles, sculptures, jewellery, paintings, masks, drawings, and many more. We also have masterpieces from all regions including wood, metals, fibres, terracotta, and mixed media compositions.