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Masque Kam, style Babanki, Cameroun
Masque Kam, style Babanki, Cameroun
7 600,00 €

 

The Authenticity of African Sculptures

by Henri Kamer

The issue of authenticity of African art has been central to collectors for decades.  Henri Kamer, who was president of the International Arts Experts Association at the time, published an outstanding account of the state of the matter in Artes d'Afrique Noire, No. 12 (1974).  The text  that follows is extracted from an English translation of that article, and has been edited further.  The original includes a number of illustrations.  They are not included here because I believe the text suffices without them. 

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African Art on the Internet
 
 
 
15th Triennial Symposium on African Art, Arts Council of the African Studies Association, 2011, Wednesday, March 23 - Saturday, March 26, 2011, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
http://www.acasaonline.org/conf_next.htm
Addis Art - Ethiopian Art and Artists Page
Contemporary Ethiopian art and artists - paintings, sculptures and digital art work by students and professionals from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. University instructor, Getahun Assefa's paintings, drawings, sculpture, digital art. Also work by his brother, Tesfaye Assefa. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [KF] http://www.addisart.com/
Addis Art - Nouveau Art from Ethiopia
Artists include Shiferaw Girma and Lulseged Retta. Photographs of each artist's work, a biography, and video. Founded by Mesai Haileleul. [KF] http://www.addis-art.com/
Adire African Textiles - Duncan Clarke
History, background, and photographs of adire, adinkra, kente, bogolan, Yoruba aso-oke, akwete, ewe, kuba, and nupe textiles. The symbolism of images is often provided. One can purchase textiles as well. Clarke's Ph.D. dissertation (School of Oriental and African Studies) is on Yoruba men's weaving. See also the Adire African Textiles blog. Based in London. http://www.adireafricantextiles.com/
Afewerk Tekle
"Ethiopia’s leading artist." Biography, his paintings, sculptures, mosaics, murals, art in the artist's home. Afewerk created the stained-glass windows at the entrance of Africa Hall, headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. "In 1964, he became the first winner of the Haile Selassie I prize for Fine Arts." "In 2000, he was one of the few chosen World Laureates by the council of the ABI on the occasion of the 27th
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Image African Art from The Menil Collection
VAN DYKE Kristina
 
African Art from The Menil Collection
 
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 240 pages - Editeur: Yale University Press (26 septembre 2008) - Collection: Menil Collection - Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 0300123760 - ISBN-13: 978-0300123760
Descrizione libro: Yale University Press, United States, 2008. Hardback. 305 x 229 mm. Brand New Book with Free Worldwide Delivery. Bamana masks and headdresses, Lega ivories, Dogon sculpture, and Benue bronzes are among the many exquisite African artefacts found in the renowned Menil Collection. This stunning book, the first comprehensive catalogue on the de Menils' collection of African art, features 120 of the museum's finest pieces.An essay by scholar Kristina Van Dyke discusses the formation of the collection, which was inspired in part by its relationship to modernist works and by the couple's interest in human rights. This insightful text also explains how the de Menils' visionary spirit was influenced by African art and places those objects within the context of the whole of the de Menils' collection, in which works from ancient, Byzantine, medieval, modern, Oceanic, and Native American cultures speak to the universal struggle for human understanding. Entries for the selected works were written by leading scholars in the field and are grouped into section based on
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Image AFRICA: The Art of a Continent
PHILLIPS  Tom
 
AFRICA: The Art of a Continent
 
Détails sur le produit:
 
Broché: 620 pages - Editeur: Prestel; Édition: illustrated edition (30 décembre 1999) 
Collection: African, Asian & Oceanic Art - Langue: Anglais 
(ISBN: 3791320041 / 3-7913-2004-1)
PHILLIPS  Tom  -  AFRICA: The Art of a Continent
Présentation de l'éditeur
 
 
 
 
 
Descriptions du produit:
 
 
Présentation de l'éditeur
 
 
From Library Journal
Associated with an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides a survey of 100 visually spectacular objects from Africa. As befits current thinking, the catalog (and exhibition) surveys the entire continent, including ancient Egypt and Nubia and north and northwestern Africa as well as the sub-Saharan region. Each object is reproduced in color and accompanied by extensive catalog entries written by over 60 expert contributors. The catalog section is preceded by five essays contributed by major scholars in the field. The essays discuss the nature of African art and its appreciation. Gates's article on the ambivalence displayed by 20th-century Western appreciation and Suzanne Blier's essay on the myths and misconceptions surrounding African art are especially valuable contributions. Highly recommended for any library with an interest in African art.?Eugene C. Burt, Art Inst. of Seattle Lib.
 
Book Description
As the birthplace of the human race, Africa possesses a cultural history of
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Image African Art in American Collections
ROBBINS M. Warren  &  NOOTER Nancy Ingram
 
African Art in American Collections   (ISBN-10: 076432005X - ISBN-13: 978-0764320057)
 
Descrizione libro: Relié: 616 pages - Editeur: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; Édition: 2 (1 janvier 2004) Langue: Anglais. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 9x12 in. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. African art -- with its powerful forms, complex symbolism, and formal inventiveness -- has only recently come to be recognized as one of the great artistic traditions of mankind. This rich tradition is showcased here in a remarkable selection of outstanding works. Nearly 1,600 objects are illustrated, each accompanied by scholarly information on style, usage, meaning, and cultural origin. Featured individually by section are the styles of Western Sudan, the West African Coastal Region, West Central Africa, Central Africa, and Eastern and Southern Africa. A thought-provoking introduction helps readers understand the significance of African art as a form of human creative expression, its relationships to contemporary Western art, and the controversies surrounding it in the world's museums. Newcomers to the field as well as professionals will find many questions answered in the text and captions. FThis comprehensive survey of some 230 styles of African art is an essential reference for scholars, teachers, students, curators, collectors, and
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Image Black Africa: Masks, sculpture, jewelry
MEYER Laure
Black Africa: Masks, sculpture, jewelry
Détails sur le produit: Broché: 224 pages - Editeur: Editions Pierre Terrail (1992) - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 287939032X - ISBN-13: 978-2879390321
Descriptions du produit:The Northern Hemisphere has long looked at the art of the Southern Hemisphere and equatorial regions as a collection of curios or travel trophies illustrating the essentially barbarous nature of its creators. Slowly such views are changing as more effort is put to understanding the individual works of art and their context in the societies that produced them. Art historian Meyer has attempted to integrate over 200 color photos together with a general text giving an overview of the role of the arts in various African cultures. Although her choppy text (translated from the French) will provide a basis for interested readers to start research, the bibliography is dated and leads mostly to French sources. Rather than present an overview, Newton, the former director of New York's Museum of Primitive Art, has produced a catalog of suberb photographs with scholarly explanatory captions. The objects, mostly of wood, are drawn from Geneva's Barbier-Mueller Museum, considered one of the best collections in the world. Photographed with great depth of field and subtle lighting designed to accentuate texture, the sculptures are brought to life by a fine-grain printing process. Meyer uses some photos that also appear in Newton's book, but the two works complement each other rather than overlap. The Newton book is the better choice for general collections, but the differences in explaining societal context and the different scope of coverage warrant placement of both books in comprehensive collections. David McClelland, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --Ce texte fait référence à une
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Image CAMEROON: Art and Kings
HOMBERGER Lorenz, Geary M. Christraud, Koloss Joachim
CAMEROON: Art and Kings
Détails sur le produit: - Broché: 255 pages - Editeur: Museum Rietberg, Switzerland (15 mars 2008) Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 3907077369 - ISBN-13: 978-3907077368
Descrizione libro: The ancient kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields are famous for their splendid artworks - thrones ornamented with precious European beads, wooden figures sculptured by unknown masters, enormous drums, finely carved jewelry made from ivory and brass, as well as fabulous masks. This book presents 150 impressive masterpieces from the courts of the Grassfield kingdoms. Historical photographs illustrate the magnificent life at the courts so enthusiastically described by the first European visitors in the late 19th century. Additional field photographs taken in recent years show that the traditions in the Grassfields are still alive and cared for today. Two leading scholars in the field of Cameroonian art give an important introduction to the fascinating and complex world of the Grassfield kingdoms: their rituals, secret societies, and, above all, the meaning of art in this context. Christraud M. Geary explores the dynamic of palace art in the kingdom of Bamum, whch repeatedly adapted to ever-changing conditions and maintained a continuous dialogue with the outside world. Hans-Joachim Koloss gives a detailed overview of court art in the North West Province, focusing in particular on the numerous masks which are owned by the palaces as well as the secret
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Image Spirit Speaks: A Celebration of African Masks
STEPAN Peter, HAHNER Iris
Spirit Speaks: A Celebration of African Masks
Détails sur le produit: - Relié: 192 pages - Editeur: Prestel (21 septembre 2005) - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 3791332287 - ISBN-13: 978-3791332284
Descrizione libro: DImages of outstanding African masks from the world’s leading museums and private collections reveal the splendor and majesty of these fascinating masterpieces. The masks seen in these pages represent diversity and an aesthetic power that rivals the most renowned works of art from around the world. Originating from more than thirty countries throughout Africa, the masks featured here are shown in stunning full-page reproductions and accompanied by field photographs. Each mask reflects a strong personal and artistic vision, and embodies ancestors and beings from the spirit world. The selected masks can be identified by magic expression, noble proportions, and delicate surface detail. Enlightening commentary offers background information about the function and origins of the masks’ use within the ethnic groups from which they originate. A beautifully produced full-color foldout map places each mask in its original site, which together with the stunning reproductions, field photographs, and text, creates a magnificent celebration of African artistry and
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Image African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection
HAHNER-HERZOG Iris, Maria Kecskesi, Lazlo Vajda
 
African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection
 
Détails sur le produit:
 
Broché: 287 pages - Editeur: Prestel; Édition: illustrated edition (2002) - Collection: African, Asian & Oceanic Art - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 3791327097 - ISBN-13: 3-7913-2709-7
HAHNER-HERZOG Iris, Maria Kecskesi, Lazlo Vajda: 
African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection
Descriptions du produit: Descrizione libro
 
 
 
 
 
Descriptions du produit:
 
 
 
Descrizione libro
 
From Library Journal
These two books by the same publisher are very similar in a number of ways?they are designed to accompany major European exhibitions; contain hundreds of visually impressive photos of some of the finest works of African artistry; and cover the art of Africa while emphasizing the sculpture of West and Central Africa. These similarities aside, the books differ significantly in terms of the nature of the text and the focus of the content. Early in the 20th century a small number of European collectors acquired significant collections of African art. Han Coray (1880-1974), a modern art dealer in Zurich, was one of the earliest of those collectors, and his extensive collection eventually became the property of the Zurich University Ethnographic Museum. African Art is a catalog of that collection, with over 300 photographs of the objects. While most of the catalog entries provide useful information about the objects, some are unsatisfyingly only descriptive. More than a dozen essays are also provided,
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Image Bamana
COLLEYN Jean-Paul
Bamana
Détails sur le produit: Broché: 142 pages, 240 x 165 mm - Editeur: Five Continents Editions; Édition: illustrated edition (7 mai 2009) - Collection: Visions of Africa Series - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 8874393482 - ISBN-13: 978-8874393480
Book Description: The aim of this book is to focus on the aesthetic qualities of the masterpieces of Bamana (or Bambara) religious art in Mali and to resituate them in their social, aesthetic and cultural context. The emphasis will be on pieces used in rites of passage (Ntomo, funerals), or by agricultural cooperatives (ton, deme), and initiation societies (Kore, Jo, Komo, Kono, Tyiwara, Namakoro). The pieces that are sublime to Western eyes are just as marvellous in the field, precisely because they stand at the crossroads of religion, aesthetics and politics. Visions of Africa is a series devoted to the arts of Africa grouped according to the different populations. Each volume follows two main guidelines: one, visual and aesthetic, offers a selection of photographs of masterpieces while the other, theoretic and contextual, explores, for a broad public, the significance of these items within the population that created them. The series presents a set of introductory books for readers wishing to discover the arts of the different populations and of reference books for those who intend to learn more about
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Image Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali
COLLEYN Jean-Paul
Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali
 
Détails sur le produit:
Relié: 224 pages - Editeur: Snoeck-Ducaji & Zoon (avril 2001) - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 905349359X - ISBN-13: 978-9053493595
 
Book Description:
Snoek-Ducaju & Zoon, Gent, 2001. Softcover. 300x230mm. 263 pages. 234 colour object photographs and 50 black & white field photographs by Catherine de Clippel. Maps. Contributions by Mary Jo Arnoldi, James T. Brink, Rene A. Bravmann, David C. Conrad, Kate Ezra, Barbara E. Frank, Salia Male and Patrick McNaughton. Catalogue of the exhibition organized by the Museum for African Art, New York in cooperation with the Museum Reitberg, Zurich and presented simultaneously in both
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Image Art of the Lega
CAMERON L. Elisabeth
Art of the Lega   -  (ISBN-10: 0930741889 - ISBN-13: 978-0930741884)
Détails sur le produit: Broché: 231 pages - Editeur: Fowler Museum of Cultural History,U.S.; Édition: illustrated edition (1 mai 2002) Langue: Anglais
Book Description:
Drawing upon diverse sources, including Daniel P. Biebuyckís seminal fieldwork of the 1950s, Elisabeth Cameron investigates the culture and the art of the Lega peoples of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Among the Lega, art is only created for and used by the Bwami Society. Bwami is a complex organization consisting of multiple levels, and it forms an essential component of the political, social, and religious structure of the Lega. Within Bwami, artworks are used in conjunction with proverbs, anecdotes, and performances to form complex layered metaphors and to serve as mnemonic devices. As initiates move up through the ranks of the Bwami Society, a variety of different artworks assist them in recalling a vast corpus of complex aphorisms. The many beautiful examples of Lega artworks illustrated in this volume are drawn primarily from the Jay T. Last collection and include masks, animals, human forms, miniature tools, and
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Image Le corps africain
BOYER Alain-Michel
BAULE
 
Détails sur le produit:
Broché: 176 pages - Editeur: Five Continents Editions (15 mai 2008) 
Collection: Visions of Africa Series - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 8874393865 - ISBN-13: 978-8874393862
 
Book Description
Part of the Visions of Africa series, this is a fascinating and essential overview of the Baule people who inhabit Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Their art is so varied and made with different media, and is shown here through fifty exemplary pieces. The book is baBOYER Alain-Michel: Le corps africain
Détails sur le produit: Relié - Paru le: 24/10/2007 - Editeur: Hazan - Nb. de pages: 219 pages - Poids: 1,665 kg - Dimensions: 22,5cm x 31cm x 2,8cm - Langue : Français - ISBN-10: 2754101640 - ISBN-13: 978-2754101646
Présentation de l'éditeur: Chaque société a toujours voulu accomplir, avec les corps des personnes qui la constituent, des métamorphoses, pour modifier leur image originelle, fabriquer une représentation qui transcende une réalité brute, trop naturelle. Mais en Afrique ces altérations de l'apparence sont également un art, au même titre que les masques, la statuaire. Avec une forme esthétique des coiffures, des peintures corporelles, des parures, aussi accomplie que celle de la sculpture. En certaines contrées, plus le corps est orné, plus sa présence, charnelle, spirituelle, est grandie, sublimée. Pour le transfigurer? Le restituer plutôt à lui-même, le faire devenir ce qu'il est: une peau devenue graphisme, travaillée au même titre que les matières des sculpteurs, des orfèvres. Le magnifier comme on le ferait d'une statue, ce
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Image BAULE
BOYER Alain-Michel
BAULE
 
Détails sur le produit:
Broché: 176 pages - Editeur: Five Continents Editions (15 mai 2008) 
Collection: Visions of Africa Series - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 8874393865 - ISBN-13: 978-8874393862
 
Book Description
Part of the Visions of Africa series, this is a fascinating and essential overview of the Baule people who inhabit Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Their art is so varied and made with different media, and is shown here through fifty exemplary pieces. The book is based on field research and written by a leading expert in the
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Image REGARDS SUR LES DOGON DU MALI
BEDAUX Rogier et VAN DER WAALS Diderik
 
REGARDS SUR LES DOGON DU MALI
 
Détails sur le produit:
 
Rijksmuseum / Snieck, 2004. Couverture rigide. très bel ouvrage sur les Dogon, proposant une vue d'ensemble du patrimoine culturel des Dogon: leur art, leur culture matèrielle, leur architecture et leur histoire. - ISBN 9789053494219
BAY G. Edna
Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 188 pages - Editeur: University of Illinois Press (15 avril 2008) - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 0252032551 - ISBN-13: 978-0252032554
Descrizione libro: Asen, metal sculptures of southern Benin, West Africa, are created to honour the dead and are meant to encourage interaction between visible and spiritual worlds in ancestral rites associated with the belief system known as vodun. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in the former Kingdom of Dahomey, Bay traces more than 150 years of transformations in the manufacture and symbolic meanings of asen against the backdrop of a slave-raiding monarchy, domination by French colonialism, and postcolonial political and social change. Bay expertly reads evidence of the area's turbulent history through analysis of asen motifs as she describes the diverse influences affecting the process of asen production from the point of their probable invention to their current decline in use. Paradoxically, asen represent a sacred African art form, yet are created using European materials and technologies and are embellished with figures drawn from tourist production. Bay's meticulously researched artistic and historical study is a fascinating Présentation de l'éditeur
 
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leyde. Gand: Editions Snoeck,
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Image Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun
BAY G. Edna
Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 188 pages - Editeur: University of Illinois Press (15 avril 2008) - Langue: Anglais 
ISBN-10: 0252032551 - ISBN-13: 978-0252032554
Descrizione libro: Asen, metal sculptures of southern Benin, West Africa, are created to honour the dead and are meant to encourage interaction between visible and spiritual worlds in ancestral rites associated with the belief system known as vodun. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in the former Kingdom of Dahomey, Bay traces more than 150 years of transformations in the manufacture and symbolic meanings of asen against the backdrop of a slave-raiding monarchy, domination by French colonialism, and postcolonial political and social change. Bay expertly reads evidence of the area's turbulent history through analysis of asen motifs as she describes the diverse influences affecting the process of asen production from the point of their probable invention to their current decline in use. Paradoxically, asen represent a sacred African art form, yet are created using European materials and technologies and are embellished with figures drawn from tourist production. Bay's meticulously researched artistic and historical study is a fascinating exploration of creativity and change within Benin's
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WHAT IS AFRICAN ART? 

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THE NEW CONGO COLLECTION

During the summer of 1912 the Museum acquired by purchase a collection of about two thousand 
specimens consisting of weapons, utensils, ornaments, clothing and images from a number of African 
tribes living in the Congo basin.  This collection was, for the most part, obtained from the natives by the 
well-known German traveler, Frobenius.    

in a way which served at least to show what a variety of artistic activities and  what a rich  culture  the in 
a way which served at least to show what a variety of artistic activities and  what a rich  culture  the 
native Congo peoples possess.     
native Congo peoples possess.     


Visitors  had  an  opportunity   of   admiring the wonderful carved wooden boxes and cups,
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Musées

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