Author: Johanna Agthe

Abstract

This article describes three aspects of religious art in East Africa: firstly it examines the artists' personal attitude to and motivation by the Christian religion; secondly, it looks at Christian and Bible subjects in their paintings; and lastly it considers traditional religion and the newer independent churches as motifs. It draws on interviews with artists, their works in the collection of the Frankfurt Museum für Völkerkunde and a recent unpublished diploma study by Alois Krammer. 1

In: Journal of Religion in Africa