Art has been part of the Afghani culture for hundreds of years. The oldest oil painting on earth is from Afghanistan. For many years, art in the country revolved around Islam, but in the modern age, artists are drawing inspirations from many other sources for their artworks. The DA Gallery of AfCF has an extensive collection of local artworks and is the place where many of The history of Afghani culture can be traced back to the ,Pishdadi, Kushani and Achaemenid Empire of the 6th century BCE. The culture of Afghanistan is influenced by Islam. There are two official languages in the country; Dari and Pashto. Modernization has resulted in the infiltration of western influences into the Afghani culture, which is most profound in the country’s major cities the top artists in the country exhibit their masterpieces.
However, the oldest extant religion in Afghanistan is Zoroastrianism which is believed to have its origins in the country dating back to the 18th century BC. There are an estimated 2,000 Zoroastrians in modern Afghanistan. The history of Buddhism in Afghanistan is traced back to 305 BC when the nation formed part of the Maurya Empire. Islam was introduced to the country in the early 8th century and had grown to be the nation’s dominant religion and all of them have brought some new stories to Afghan Art.
we try to find roots of art in ancient Afghanistan, and rural parts of country and promote local artists.