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BoomTown Read: Artist Samson Tonton Explains How Cubism Has Its Roots in Africa




Last week, BoomTown published a piece about Haitian-American artist Samson Tonton's painting, "The Mask." wherein Samson reveals that Cubism did not originate in Europe, but rather in Africa.


As a Black artist with a distinctive cubism style, Samson explains on BoomTown, "This style of art is from Niger, The Ivory Coast, Gambia, Benin and parts of West Africa. They were the ones that really came up with this style called Cubism." And a side note from The Collector further elaborates that while “Picasso and Braque may have pioneered [Cubism] . . . African artists invented the aesthetics that would later inspire the so-popular Cubist styles.”



To read the full article on BoomTown, click here.


For more information on Samson Tonton and to purchase his artwork from his shop, visit https://www.artsbytonton.com/.

 
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