The content on goldwaterlibrary.org constantly changes -- blogs added to the blogroll, the sidebars rearranged, new features added -- often and usually without comment. Only the most compulsive among its readers will notice the change from one visit to another.
So when I stumbled the full text of an early (1949) article on African art in a new-to-me blog, African Painters, my first impulse was to add it to the blogroll and move on. An explanation by its moderator, Joe Pollitt, of what he's up to comes from his blog's box-out:
Here is a blog about contemporary art on and off the continent of Africa. To push forward the concept of African cultural development I have created this blog but more importantly than that it's a place where we can blow-off steam and discuss the impossible task of defining a continent.
Judging from its archives the UK-based blog has been available since May 2006.
In an effort to find some biographical information on Pollitt to fill out this post, I ran across Stanford University Library's exhaustive compilation, African Art on the Internet, which describes African Painters as
Contemporary art from African artists worldwide. The majority of the artists are from West Africa especially from French speaking countries or francophone West Africa. Artist profiles and photographs, examples of work, reviews and commentary, tribute to Alexander Skunder Boghossian. Discussion forum.
For those Africanists unfamiliar with the SUL site, I strongly recommend a browse through. It includes a search engine that crosses all of its Africa pages (alas, not the 'art' page alone).
(As an aside, the blogging of an obscure, pre-blog treatise on African art reinforces my concerns about managing scholarly information appearing in the blogosphere -- which I discuss in my companion blog.)