The South African art is not uniform. It expresses cultural and civilization diversity of the country. In characterization of the art of white people in South Africa the article focuses above all on the fine arts (on painting and sculpture) but architecture, theatre and music were as taken into consideration. The art of white people in South Africa was being created and formed in specific conditions, far away from Europe. Although the art was powerfully influenced by Europe, especially in the initial period. In the beginning it was also very elite and quite impenetrable. It was not almost opened to the cultural heritage of the other inhabitants of South Africa. Together with the industrialization, increasing prosperity of white population, especially in the 20th century, significant development of the art of white people in this country occurred. At that time, artists derived inspirations as well from the African art. This art was creating its own and genuine style and some trends were strongly supported by authorities in Pretoria.
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