Picasso's African Period , which lasted from to , was the period when Pablo Picasso painted in a style which was strongly influenced by African sculpture , particularly traditional African masks , art of ancient Egypt , Iberian sculpture , and Iberian schematic art. In the early 20th century, African artworks were being brought back to Paris museums in consequence of the expansion of the French empire into Sub-Saharan Africa. The press was abuzz with exaggerated stories of cannibalism and exotic tales about the African kingdom of Dahomey. It was natural in this climate of African interest that Picasso would look towards African artworks as inspiration for some of his work; his interest was sparked by Henri Matisse who showed him a mask from the Dan people of Africa. Although Les Demoiselles is seen as a proto-cubist work, Picasso continued to develop a style derived from African, Egyptian and Iberian art before beginning the analytic cubism phase of his painting in In historical reflection, a few issues have been pointed out include questioning the origins of this genre of art for Picasso.
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