Idealized pairings have been an enduring concern of sculptors across the African continent. This universal theme of duality is now examined in a handsome book that presents African sculptural masterpieces created in wood, bronze, terracotta, and beadwork from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. Drawn from thirty sub-Saharan African cultures, including those of the Dogon, Lobi, Baule, Senufo, Yoruba, Chamba, Jukun, Songye, and Sakalava, the sculptures tell much about each culture s beliefs and social ideals.
Turn the earth under your feet into natural, cheap, beautiful art: African-inspired murals, fanciful playground sculptures, labyrinths, sundials, sculpted benches, bird houses, & moreComplete illustrated how-to guide to mud, art, & communityInspiring stories & color photos from earth-artists here & abroadFor teachers, parents, activists, builders, artists, & other kids.
Why did Cubists prefer African sculpture, while Dadaist and Surrealists preferred the arts of Pacific Islanders and American Indians of the Northwest Coast? Collecting Tribal Art answers this question, and will explain how sixteenth century "artificial curiosities" became ethnographic curiosities, then Primitive Art, and also explains Tribal Art. The main focus of the book is on the contemporary "social world of collecting Tribal Art" - collectors, dealers, museums, and entrepots where Tribal Art is exchanged including the competition among dealers and collectors to find the finest pieces, and the thrill of finding a rare treasure hidden among bric-a-brac.
Conjure you a touch of African life into your living room and buy this beautiful African Style Wall Mask. Handmade from Albesia wood. This is a Fair Trade product. We pay our producers local fair. Please note, that we sell only handmade and hence there before the bumps in the paint/crafting and wood can occur.
Hilda Ransome's well-documented and copiously illustrated study of bees points out that no creature has provided man with so much wholesome food; nor has any inspired so many beliefs and superstitions. Illustrations depict bees, hives, and beekeepers as they appear in paintings and sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs; and carved into African tree trunks.
Conjure you a touch of African life into your living room and buy this beautiful African Style Wall Mask. Handmade from Albesia wood. This is a Fair Trade product. We pay our producers local fair. Please note, that we sell only handmade and hence there before the unevenness in the paint/crafting and wood can occur.
South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) has produced an outstanding body of work in multiple mediumsdrawings, animations, sculptures, theater and stage designall of which trace the fraught political and cultural history of South Africa. This book is the first to explore Kentridge s extraordinary new series of seventeen large-scale tapestries, created under his artistic direction by a team of South African weavers between 2001 and 2007.
Swiss entrepreneur Hubert Looser has assembled an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. Particularly rich in abstract expressionist, minimalist, and Arte Povera pieces, his collection also includes classical modernist works and many exceptional Asian and African sculptures. Kunsthaus Zürich is the first museum to display some of the most significant pieces from the Hubert Looser Collection, and this lavishly illustrated book serves as the catalog of this historic exhibition.
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Tribal art has been one of the greatest inspirations for twentieth-century Western artists. Picasso, Matisse, Ernst, and Brancusi responded in unforgettable ways to masks, sculpture, and other forms of indigenous African, Oceanic, and American art. The politics of this relationship have long been a matter of contention: is it a cross-cultural discovery to be celebrated, or just one more example of Western colonial appropriation? This revelatory book looks at the distinctive situation of the settler society-countries in which large numbers of Europeans have displaced, outnumbered, but never entirely eclipsed native peoples.
Spanning more than five thousand years and representing a significant array of world cultures, this extensively updated, beautifully reproduced volume showcases masterworks of ancient Mediterranean and American art; Asian, African, and European paintings, as well as Byzantine and Western Medieval Sculpture and the Decorative Arts are also characterized.
Founded in 1916, the Arts Club of Chicago has long been committed to innovation in the visual and performing arts. Through the years, important commissions, purchases, and gifts from artists and patrons have formed an impressive collection of modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as rare examples of Asian and African art.
This book examines the quilts, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, installations, assemblages, daguerreotypes, photography and performance art produced by African American artists over a two hundred year period. The author draws on archaeological discoveries and unpublished archival materials to recover the lost legacies of artists living and working in the United States.
From the contents: Christine MATZKE: Comrades in arts and arms: stories of wars and watercolours from Eritrea. - Sabine MARSCHALL: Positioning the other': reception and interpretation of contemporary black South African artists. - Kristine ROOME: The art of liberating voices: contemporary South African art exhibited in New York. - Jonathan ZILBERG: Shona sculpture and documenta 2002: reflections on exclusions.
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An African stone sculpture created by hand by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The Shona have been hand sculpting stone into works of art for almost a thousand years. The craft is ancient but the style has continually evolved and the sculptures created today are both beautiful and elegant. The contemporary yet eternal shape of these sculptures bring splendor to the home and compliment any decor.
This educational resource features twenty works by sixteen important African-American artists?including Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Faith Ringgold?all represented in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture, or multimedia work is reproduced in full color with biographical information about the artist, accompanied by a visual analysis and questions for classroom discussion.
Unveiling for the first time an exceptional group of voodoo sculptures from the West African nations of Benin and Togo, this volume brings together nearly one hundred bocio small fetishistic figurines from the collection of the renowned African primitive art collectors Anne and Jacques Kerchache. Anthropomorphic sculptures made of wood, textile, bone, string, and shell, many of these bocio were used for protection, healing, and to inflict harm on enemies, imbuing them with a meaning that adds to their physical appeal.
Description This kind of dressing only can be seen in very big festivals. It seems that you can see the world in their hearts through the realistic movements and exquisite designs of the sculptures.
The power and beauty of traditional African sculpture has influenced 20th century art and design around the world. Found in many museums, its abstract forms, skillful rendering, and deep symbolism has also made it a welcome addition to the homes of private collectors. This new book offers a broad survey of the traditional sculpture that is available in the marketplace.
These African stone sculptures are sculpted by hand by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The Shona have been hand sculpting stone into works of art for almost a thousand years. The craft is ancient but the style has continually evolved and the sculptures created today are both beautiful and elegant. The contemporary yet eternal shape of these sculptures bring splendor to the home and compliment any decor.
Many of this nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have amassed significant collections of American art and founded galleries and museums on their campuses. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. To Conserve a Legacy documents an outstanding sampling of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures owned by Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.
This book provides insights into the archaeological context of the Nok Culture in Nigeria (West Africa). It was first published in German accompanying the same-titled exhibition "Nok - Ein Ursprung afrikanischer Skulptur" at the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt (30th October 2013 - 23rd March 2014) and has now been translated into English.
This volume, on a unique and wide-ranging collection of figural sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa, examines not only each distinctive piece, but also how these works of art express value systems and cultural relationships both inside and outside Africa. The Richard H. Scheller Collection, presented in this book and on display at the de Young in San Francisco, offers a diverse portrait of sub-Saharan African sculpture.
Many masterpieces of central African sculpture were created to amplify the power of sacred relics that affirm a family s vital connection to its ancestral heritage. This important volume, focusing on some 130 works representing a diverse variety of regional genres, illuminates the purpose and significance of these icons of African art, which first came to prominence because of their appeal to the Western avant-garde.
Through 41 masterworks, Mumuye Sculpture from Nigeria reveals some of the most accomplished statues made by this Nigerian tribal group. The Mumuye artists abstract interpretation of the human body, which recalls that of cubist and expressionist artists, has been immensely appealing to African art enthusiasts. Their anthropomorphic figures demonstrate an astonishing range of variations, testifying to their makers unbridled creativity and limitless inventiveness.
Including an updated introduction to VMFA's history as well as full-color reproductions of art from the permanent collection, this newly designed, revised, and expanded edition of "Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts" features more than 148 highlights selected by the museum's curators and staff. Spanning more than five thousand years and representing a wide array of world cultures, this volume includes works from the ancient Mediterranean, Byzantine, ancient American, Asian, African, European painting, European sculpture and decorative arts, modern and contemporary art, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century decorative arts, and American art collections.
These pendulum clocks not only tell time but also depict magnificent bronze and gilded sculptures which more or less relate to time, especially of Greek and Roman mythology, American Indian or African origin, and inhabitants of exotic countries. The author explains the underlying stories and scenes of everyday life in panels which represent the new, post-revolutionary era of the middle class in 19th century France.
Winner of the Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award from the Arts Council of the African Studies AssociationThe Benue River Valley is the source of some of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa. A vast region, the Valley extends from the heart of present-day Nigeria eastward to its border with Cameroon, and is home to a large number of ethnic and linguistic groups, all of whom have produced sculptures that are remarkable for their variety.
Who invents masks, and why? Such questions have rarely been asked, due to stereotypes of anonymous African artists locked into the reproduction of "traditional" models of representation. Rather than accept this view of African art as timeless and unchanging, Z.S. Strother spent nearly three years in Zaire studying Pende sculpture. Her research reveals the rich history and lively contemporary practice of Central Pende masquerade.
Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism and then a rich field for creating cultural identities that blend the old and the new. Nobel prize-winners such as Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney have rewritten classical material in their own cultural idioms while public sculpture in southern Africa draws on Greek and Roman motifs to represent histories of African resistance and liberation.