I’m back for Wordless Wednesday, where I find amazing art and show it to you! I like this series, because there is just so much art out there, and I couldn’t cover it in a lifetime on the blog if I tried. This series allows me to show you something quickly as a nice, easy way to add a little extra bit of beauty and wonder to your lives. 🙂
I found this artwork when I was looking for lesson plans to link in one of my Africa posts for Art Around the World in 30 Days. I wanted to drop everything and write about it, but I was too far into the series to start over. I saved it and kept in the back of my mind to show you another time.
Look at how awesome this is!
This is a Kuba mask from the Kuba people who are currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was worn at the funeral of important men in the culture. What strikes me most about the artwork is the bright colors, the intricacy of the design, and the many varied materials. It is just too cool.
You can learn more about this Kuba mask from the Art Institute of Chicago’s website. Also, at that link, there are African art lesson plans, learning activities, maps and other media, and more! What a great resource!
If you like this Kuba mask, you may like these others on Art Class Curator: