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Image Passione d'Africa
COSSA Egidio - PAUDRAT Jean-Louis 
a cura di Chantal Dandrieu e Fabrizio Giovagnoni
Passione d'Africa:  l'arte africana nelle collezioni italiane
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Pubblicazione: 10/2009
Rilegato - Pagine: 240
 COSSA Egidio - PAUDRAT Jean-Louis - a cura di Chantal Dandrieu e Fabrizio Giovagnoni:
Passione d'Africa:  l'arte africana nelle collezioni italiane
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Présentation de l'éditeur
Passione d’Africa traccia la storia del collezionismo di arte dell’Africa subsahariana in Italia – o di italiani residenti all’estero – a partire dagli anni cinquanta fino ai nostri giorni. Il volume, con una introduzione di Egidio Cossa, riproduce oltre 130 capolavori, selezionati per il loro valore estetico e perché illustrano le tappe di questa vicenda collezionistica.
Il libro vuole restituire una fotografia oggettiva, senza partiti presi o pretese di esclusività, del collezionismo d’arte africana in Italia. Lo fa con l’ampio saggio di Jean-Louis Paudrat e con la completissima crono-bibliografia dello stesso studioso che elenca oltre cinquant’anni di pubblicazioni, mostre, convegni ed aste di arte africana in Italia. Da questa ricognizione emerge una nuova immagine del collezionismo d’arte africana in Italia, a torto ritenuto un ‘parente
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Editore: Mondadori Electa S.p.A. - Milano - Collana: I Dizionari della Civiltà - Pubblicazione: 05/2007 - Brossura con alette, ill. colori. - Lingua: Italiano - Numero di pagine: 383 -
ISBN: 8837050712 - ISBN-13: 9788837050719
Descrizione: È certamente difficile riunire in un libro le tante realtà che costituiscono l'Africa subsahariana. All'autore va riconosciuto il merito di esserci riuscito, adattando la struttura abituale della collana alle esigenze dell'argomento. Una prima ampia sezione è infatti dedicata alle diverse popolazioni ed etnie e alla loro dislocazione sul territorio del continente nero, premessa indispensabile per affrontare poi i temi di questo libro. I lemmi del dizionario spaziano da Società acefale a Schiavitù, da Politeismo africano a Islam nero, da Maschere a Stregoneria, e raccontano attraverso un'iconografia di eccezionale interesse e talvolta mai vista, usi, costumi, culti e credenze, rituali di popolazioni le cui tradizioni vanno via via
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Visual, performing, and literary arts of sub-Saharan Africa. What gives art in Africa its special character is the generally small scale of most of its traditional societies, in which one finds a bewildering variety of styles. The earliest evidence of visual art is provided by figures scratched and painted on rocks c. 3000 BC. Pastoral cultures in the east emphasize personal adornment; sculpture predominates in the agricultural societies in the west and south. Clay figurines found in Nigeria date to 500 BC. Metalworking was practiced from the 9th century AD. Sculptures in stone, ivory, and wood date from the 16th – 17th centuries; some of the finest wood sculptures date from the 20th century. Architecture dominates the arts of the north and of the eastern coast, where Islam and Christianity exerted their influence; important work includes magnificent mosques built of mud and rock-hewn churches. Perhaps the most distinctive features of African music are the complexity of rhythmic patterning achieved by a great variety of drums and the relationship between melodic form and language tone structure. Without this the text of a song is rendered meaningless; but, even in purely instrumental music, melodic pattern is likely to follow speech tone. Dances are realized in radically different styles throughout Africa. Movement patterns often depend upon the way in which environmental, historical, and social circumstances have been articulated in working, social, and recreational movements. Often there is no distinction between ritual celebration and social recreation. The masquerade is a complex art form employing many media; masquerades may entertain, be used to fight disease, be consulted as oracles, initiate boys to manhood, impersonate ancestors, judge disputes, or execute criminals. The mask is essentially a dramatic device enabling performers to stand apart from their everyday role in the community.
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Subsaharian Africa
Falgayrettes-Leveau, Marc Étienne, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, Christiane Owusu-Sarpong, Stefan Eisenhofer et Karin Guggeis, Viviane Baeke, Jean N’sondé, Anne van Cutsem-Vanderstraete, Alfred Adler, Fatou Sow, Joëlle Busca.
Under the direction de Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau

How do the women appear in the arts of Africa ?
Reserved for worship or used in the daily, objects are accomplished, in general, by the men and for practices for which they have the responsibility. Number of them transmit information relating not only to aesthetics but also to functions occupied by the women in political, economic, social and religious life.
Writings suggest as much the idea of sensuality as of fecundity. Only or carrying a child, faces recall the roles of wife, of parent or of mother, the motherhood constituting a major topic which is found in almost all cultures. Sometimes, subjects return to the power exercised by some women, ancestors, queen mothers, officiants leaning on texts of sociologists, of ethnologists, of historians of art, and on a rich iconography (writings of private and prestigious, public collections, documents of ground), this work sets out to recall the multiplicity of female
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