Indigenous art


The indigenous art is one of the arts that most are taken into account when decorating a home, as deeply mark the culture and identity of individuals in a family or a nation, it has great history that make you have a extremely striking relevance for the population of all societies.


What is indigenous art?

Indigenous art is also recognized as native art , since it includes all those works of art, sculptures and manufactures of what could be called aboriginal in certain nations, worldwide it is called the art of peoples , by the association that tends to have these with the identity and culture of the region to which they belong.

  • Indigenous art in America
  • Indigenous art in Africa
  • Indigenous art in Oceania

Indigenous art in America

Mexican indigenous art

  • Characteristics:  most of the indigenous manifestations in this area are abstract and start from mosaics , like their homeland, they are colorful and striking, eccentric, which makes this type of art extremely attractive to the public.
  • Topics: generally the heritage of the indigenous peoples of this country manifested all that history through which they had ever gone through, in a calm and emphatic way , giving such events an air of joy and liveliness, thus exalting the identity of the country .
  • Painting: the painting of the natives of this area was extremely lively , they are reflected in what are the riches of the land and the worship of the gods that the natives serve , however, it happens to be from that to a type of expression and a way to communicate with other people through their creations.
  • Sculpture: the sculptures of these indigenous tribes went beyond simply being that, they focused on being not only colorful , but also significant , even more than the paintings themselves, praising in this way the gods of all kinds , since in In some cases death was also venerated in a specific way so that it would be at peace with the inhabitants of the village .
  • Architecture: in architecture this art is not too distinguished, however, it has contributed satisfactorily in various architectures, giving it an artistic, happy and homely approach from any point of view.

Colombian indigenous art

  • Characteristics:  one of the characteristics that stands out most of Colombian indigenous art is that it focuses on being linear , it is a totality composed of lines in different directions that create a visual effect , which in addition to being hypnotizing, tends to catch the viewer.
  • Themes:  most of this art is centered and focused on the gods and the events that give rise to their lives , in this way they expressed themselves and also reflected their ability to make art.
  • Painting, sculpture and architecture:  in all representations of indigenous art in Colombia you can see the lines and vivid colors that intensify the experience of the observer, in the sculptures these lines had an ironic and confusing relief , giving the perception that between each line is a literature that only the indigenous people of that area could have the ability to understand.

Venezuelan indigenous art

  • Characteristics:  the art of this area is extremely simple, however, it is its simplicity that characterizes it, although these manifestations began decades ago, they were never forgotten, today they are preserved and the people of the region admire it, although it lacks sense.
  • Topics:  Venezuelan indigenous people used art as a way to liberate themselves , therefore, most of their art is full of fun and life , not manifesting events, but focusing more on their emotions and some internal conflicts that could lead to to have.
  • Painting:  the simplicity of this art stands out more in what is painting, so the manifestations that can be found will be extremely basic, canvases, stones and skins full of geometric figures, lines and words without meaning that for those indigenous people they meant something, in their own language.
  • Sculpture:  in the sculpture based on ceramics and clay, these indigenous people had more relevance, and to this day, they are their most precious creations by the Venezuelan population, highlighting in this their vessels, vases and containers, which are used and used at the time to decorate any type of environment.
  • Architecture:  in architecture these indigenous people, like others, did not obtain much relevance, however, the stilt houses that were built with wood and palm in their time attracted a lot of attention and were extremely striking and interesting.

Indigenous art in Africa

  • Characteristics:  the indigenous art of Africa is deeply rooted in what the Gods who dominate in said continent are, in addition to this, it focuses a lot on what their culture and agricultural development are , however, there are differences between some areas Africa and others when comparing the styles that are manifested in the various tribes.
  • Themes:  the themes on which African art is focused are very outstanding, this type of artistic manifestations are fertility, death, hunting, agriculture and spirituality , since in all the tribes of the area they focus on those areas, the most important for the participants of the tribes are those aspects, since it is part of the vitality and growth of any village.
  • Painting:  in none of the types of artistic manifestations found in Africa is there a specific style of painting , however, these have a rustic and archaic air, generally express concerns and experiences about fertility and agriculture .
  • Sculpture:  in sculpture, although they did not have much experience, they subtly manifested their religious customs, their gods, their fighters and the heroes they had for the time, one way to commemorate them was that; to this day they are preserved in museums or houses of culture, as relics full of the identity of the region.
  • Architecture:  architecture in African indigenous art was grotesque, however, that is what makes it so striking and eccentric to the eye, they were characterized by being made with wood, clay and some types of straw , however, on its walls They maintained the custom of making drawings that distinguished their home , its traditions or the history of its inhabitants.

Indigenous art in Oceania

  • Characteristics:  The styles and characteristics of indigenous art in Oceania vary according to the section or the locality of the continent , thus distinguishing many deep-rooted and different cultural traits , for which it does not have a specific characteristic.
  • Topics:  indigenous art in this area focused more on what was the religion and the various rituals and worship of wealth and to their ancestors, to venerate and honor them in some way.
  • Painting:  in painting they specialized in making points, circles and some lines , in order to complement what was the final work, with a variety of colors , generally emphasizing the powers of the sun on the earth and manifesting the strength of the animals that surrounded the areas where these were found.
  • Sculpture:  in sculpture these were more abrupt and grotesque , since all that structure created mostly in stone, characterized by being some of these semi-bodies with extremely large and relevant heads , or simply a rounded morphology , this type of sculpture They were used to manifest the power of the gods, also for rituals and to venerate the fallen fighters or victors of the time, currently they are preserved for posterity, being distinguished as one of the most decorative elements on the continent.
  • Architecture:  the architecture that these indigenous people developed was generally characterized by its conical or geometric shapes , semi-triangle as the roof and a quadrangular base, these structures were built with parts of earth, mud and stones , creating strong and artistic foundations , put it in some way.

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