African art is in fact one of the most diverse categories.  While it may seem relatively simple as art which comes from Africa, the types and media used encompass just about everything.  So how can we view such a diverse art?

As with most art, African art is divided into further subcategories to make it easier.  These subcategories will be traditional African art, modern African art and art from different African countries.  While these subcategories do help us understanding African art they are still broad.  These categories use age and area to determine what falls into them.

There are other subcategories used by people.  These other categories will relate to the subject of the art and the medium being used.  Some of these subcategories will be sculpture, performance art, carpet art and the human figure.