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Image MEDUSA: The African Sculpture of Enchantment
WASTIAU Boris
MEDUSA: The African Sculpture of Enchantment
 
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 256 pages - Editeur: Five Continents Editions (mars 2009) 
Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 8874394691 - ISBN-13: 978-8874394692
 
Descrizione libro: Five Continents Editions, 2008. Genève, Musée d'ethnographie, 14 November 2008 - 30 December 2009. Photography by Jonathan Watts. English text. Milano, 2008; clothbound, pp. 239, 118 col. ill., cm 24,5x29. Una selezione di importanti maschere e statue di arte africana, la cui funzione principale era quella di incantare le persone, così come la Medusa della mitologia greca pietrificava chiunque ne incrociasse lo sguardo. Queste opere non avevano il compito di rappresentare una persona o una cosa, ma possedevano un potere magico che agiva sul mondo e sulle persone che partecipavano ai rituali iniziatici, religiosi o terapeutici. Circondate di segreti e realizzate con una maestria eccezionale nella lavorazione dei materiali, le sculture e la maschere venivano presentate ai profani in complesse e impressionanti drammaturgie. L'autore passa in rassegna gli elementi costitutivi delle opere, i materiali e i colori, il soggetto, infine ne specifica il simbolismo e l'uso
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Carl Einstein

Carl Einstein, ou Karl Einstein, né le 26 avril 1885 dans une famille juive à Neuwied et mort le 3 juillet 1940 à la frontière franco-espagnole, est un historien de l'art et écrivain allemand appartenant au courant de l'expressionnisme. Il est aussi le neveu du physicien Albert Einstein.

Biographie

Ami de George Grosz, Georges Braque et Picasso, sympathisant communiste et militant anarchiste, Carl Einstein a mêlé dans ses écrits des considérations à la fois esthétiques et politiques, s'intéressant tant au développement de l'art moderne qu'à la situation politique de l'Europe. De fait, il a traversé les guerres et révolutions qui ont secoué l'Europe dans la première moitié du XXe siècle : sensible aux implications sociales et politiques qui en découlèrent, il s'impliqua activement dans le Conseil révolutionnaire des soldats à Bruxelles et, dans une moindre mesure, dans la révolte spartakiste à Berlin, ainsi que, plus tard, dans la colonne Durruti de combattants anarchistes engagés dans la guerre d'Espagne. Einstein, du fait de sa confession juive, fut en outre directement concerné par la violente vague d'antisémitisme qui balaya l'Europe tout au long de son existence.

Carl Einstein fut en son temps un auteur et critique d'art connu, notamment avec son premier roman, Bébuquin ou les dilettantes du
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Art

Art

Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music and literature. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

The definition and evaluation of art has become especially problematic since the early 20th century. Richard Wollheim distinguishes three approaches: the Realist, whereby aesthetic quality is an absolute value independent of any human view; the Objectivist, whereby it is also an absolute value, but is dependent on general human experience; and the Relativist position, whereby it is not an absolute value, but depends on, and varies with, the human experience of different humans. An object may be characterized by the intentions, or lack thereof, of its creator, regardless of its apparent purpose. A cup, which ostensibly can be used as a container, may be considered art if intended solely as an ornament, while a painting may be deemed craft if mass-produced.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

The nature of art has been described by Richard Wollheim as "one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture". It has been defined
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