The nude figure has been structured in the reclining manner. It is also obvious that some of the elements are traced to have an influence of the African culture. He was successful in accepting and rejecting the features related to the some of the canonical forms of the African art and classical art. This kind of art forms in which the contemporary artists are giving the reference to the canonical art forms are elucidating and appealing for the viewers.
It has often been stated by the scholars that the African art forms are generally influenced from the canonical forms on some of the most subtle levels. Some of the formal elements of texture, the use of space and the process including the simultaneous contrasts are used for the purpose of creativity and corresponds to both the contemporary and the canonical forms of art in some form or the other form. It is such form of art which is known all over Africa for its texture, hue and creative ideas used in the same.
If the contemporary art and the canonical art are compared, the very first and the foremost feature which can be used for the purpose of combination of the two art forms is the texture. Texture is something that can serve as one of the most important element in the art forms. It is a feature which generates and appeals in the painting. It is because of the texture that the painting does not appear to be monotonous. This is something that pervade in the entire negative space of the art form. Similar to this, the canvas which is behind the Pollock’s gives a similar specification of texture. The use of the neutral and the natural colors in the art forms is also inspired from the canonical art.
Another similarity between the canonical art form and the contemporary art form is the use of repetition. There is a repetition in the symmetry in the art forms made by the contemporary artists and also by the canonical artists. The fang mask in the African art gives the representation of the symmetry on either side of the face. On the other hand, the art form of Pollock gives the representation of the art form in the gestural manner. The patterns of paint in these art forms are considered to be suitable for the creation of the geometry that is positive. In order to conclude that the Fang mask actually has the influence from the Lavender mist. The repetition creates a greater impact on the minds of the viewers and makes the art form more attractive. It is assured that there is a gap between the Fang Mask and the Lavender Mist. This leads to the generalization of the two different pieces of painting in the African Art. These pictures though belong to the contemporary periods but these are inspired from the canonical art forms. It is because of the visual appeal that the contemporary artists often refer to the canonical art forms.