I have just returned from two nights in Paris where I visited a museum exhibition about Africa, saw paintings, and was reminded of Otto Dix’s war paintings — and his paintings of war injuries in particular.
We travelled there by train, which gave me many lovely hours of dozily dreaming and reading. It was a foggy, misty day so staring out at the landscape provided only patchy views of the landscape.
African artists and Trade
From the Gare de Montparnasse we rushed to the fantastic Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac.
I wanted to see ‘L’Afrique des Routes’, an exhibition that turns European perspectives about the African continent upside-down.
All humans originate from Sub-Saharan Africa. From Africa, humans have spread around the world. We are all one people, one humankind.
Africans were the first travellers, explorers, traders, adventurers and artists in our world and this exhibition is about that trade and those routes.