African art inspired Picasso and others at the dawn of the 20th Century.
It still inspires.
Take a visit to Wafrica, the website of Serge Mouangue. Mouangue combines the textile patterns of his native Africa with those of Japan. The results are beautiful. (Notice both the sculptures used as props AND the makeup which also combines African and Japanese aesthetics.
Then take a visit to google images to see an overview of Mouange's work.