One of the most common themes in art depicting African children is the idea of childhood innocence: the works of Gary Frier
often portray children at play, representing the carefree nature of childhood and the hope for a bright future. Artist Lisette Forsyth
depicts children in difficult situations, such as poverty, war, and displacement. Her works are powerful and thought-provoking, highlighting the harsh realities of life for many African children and the need for change.
The African child is a common subject matter in art, and has been depicted in various forms throughout history. African artists often use their art as a medium of expression to comment on social and political issues, and the image of the African child is often used to represent innocence, vulnerability and the future of the continent.