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African Paris Gallery L'Oeil et la Main. Art premier primitif africain
Résultat de la recherche Résultat de la recherche : 'self'

André Lhote
 
 
 
L'Escale, 1913, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris.
André Lhote (5 July 1885 – 25 January 1962) was a French sculptor and painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life. He was also very active and influential as a teacher and writer on art.
 
 
Lhote was born in Bordeaux and learnt wood carving and sculpture from the age of 12, when his father apprenticed him to a local furniture maker to be trained as a sculptor in wood. He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux in 1898 and studied decorative sculpture until 1904. Whilst there, he began to paint in his spare time and he left home in 1905, moving into his own studio to devote himself to painting. He was influenced by Gauguin and Cézanne and held his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Druet in 1910, four years after he had moved to Paris.
After initially working in a Fauvist style, Lhote shifted towards Cubism and joined the Section d'Or group in 1912, exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d'Or. He was alongside some of the fathers of modern art, including Gleizes, Villon, Duchamp, Metzinger, Picabia and La Fresnaye.
The outbreak of the First World War interrupted his work and, after discharge from the army in 1917, he became one of the group of Cubists supported by Léonce Rosenberg. In 1918, he co-founded Nouvelle Revue Française, the art journal to which he contributed articles on art theory until 1940. Lhote taught at the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs from 1918 to 1920 and later taught at other Paris art schools—including his own school, which he founded in Montparnasse in
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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. 

The original version, including the illustrations, in French and with the English translation, is 

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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 Art of the Senses: African Masterpieces from the William and Bertha Teel Collection
PRESTON-BLIER Suzanne
Art of the Senses: African Masterpieces from the William and Bertha Teel Collection
 
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 224 pages - Editeur: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston (janvier 2003) 
Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 0878466592 - ISBN-13: 978-0878466597
 
Book Description: How the "unique" look of African art captured the imagination of artists such as Picasso and Stieglitz is well known. But how do art aficionados today see African objects? And how does our view compare to the way in which these objects were seen in Africa? Presenting the William and Bertha Teel Collection for the first time, this book provides a chance to think about how our vision of such objects is shaped by the "ethnographic," "primitive," or "modern" labels that have been applied in the West, and to compare it to how those same works were viewed in their birthplace. Lavish, full-color illustrations of over 100 choice objects combine forces with essays by leading African art specialists Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Kan, and Edmund B. Gaither, and object descriptions by the collector himself, to provide a thoughtful and visually stimulating examination of these important African forms--as well as of the dynamic relationship among their creators, their original cultural contexts, and the Western viewing public. Essays by Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Kan and Edmund B.
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Image Persona: Masks of Africa - Identities Hidden and Revealed

BOUTTIAUX  Anne-Marie

Persona: Masks of Africa - Identities Hidden and Revealed

Détails sur le produit: Broché: 304 pages (285x240 mm) - Editeur: Five Continents Editions (1 septembre 2009) - Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 8874395132 - ISBN-13: 978-8874395132

Descrizione libro: Covering images of exceptional African masks alongside contemporary African art, this beautifully designed and powerful book presents original look at the role of the mask in African culture. Based on an exhibition of 180 masks - more than 100 from the outstanding collection at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium - and works by contemporary African artists, this extraordinary book offers a new interpretation of the mask as the universal object that both hides and reveals. Beautifully designed, Persona presents masks organized by their usage, the dances, and rituals they serve and the belief system they display. The contemporary works, selected for their artistry, formal boldness, and intrinsic messages, arouse a similar aesthetic response, but serve a different function from the ritual masks. This stunningly illustrated and engaging book

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Full text, digitalised by Lies Strijker and presented by the .Centre Aequatoria
Notes on the digitalisation and presentation


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IMPRIMI POTEST
Kanzenze, 12-2-1952
P. Simeon, o.m.f.
Sup. Reg.

IMPRIMATUR
Luabo-Kamina, 30-5-1952
+VICTOR PETRUS KEUPPENS
Vic. Ap. de Lulua


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BANTU PHILOSOPHY
by
The Revd. Father PLACIDE TEMPELS

(Translated into English from "La Philosophie Bantoue" the French Version by Dr. A. Rubbens of Fr. Tempels' original work. The Revd. Colin King, M.A. Translator.)

With a Foreword to the English Edition by Dr Margaret Read, C.B.E.Ph. D.,M.A., formerly Professor of Education and Head of the Department Of Education in Tropical Areas, The

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WHAT IS AFRICAN ART? 

SUPPORT NOTES FOR TEACHER

Learning & Information Department 
Telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8511/8854 
Facsimile +44 (0)20 7323 8855 
education@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk 
Great Russell Street 
London WC1B 3DG 
Switchboard +44 (0)20 7323 8000 
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk 
Commemorative head of a Queen Mother
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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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Walker Evans

Walker Evans
Il est né le 3 novembre 1903, à Saint-Louis, Missouri. Il étudie au Williams College en 1922-1923 et à la Sorbonne en 1926. Evans débute la photographie en 1930. Il obtient une bourse de la Fondation John-Simon-Guggenheim en 1940, 1941 et 1959. Il entre au magazine Time en 1945 et à Fortune en 1965. Cette même année, il devient professeur de photographie à l'école d'art de l'Université Yale. Il est mort le 10 avril 1975, à New Haven, Connecticut.
On connaît notamment son travail sur la Grande dépression, participant au programme de la Farm Security Administration. Les images de métayers dans l'Alabama, au même titre que celles de Dorothea Lange, comptent parmi les icônes du monde moderne.
On remarque dans son travail les regards des sujets fixant l'objectif de Walker Evans : ici pas de doute le sujet se sait photographié, pour autant il ne se compose pas un visage de circonstance orné d'un sourire obligatoire. Ici la photographie ne se contente pas de montrer, elle interroge le spectateur, l'américain des années 1930 : si le sujet se laisse photographier dans cette posture, c'est que son regard a quelque chose à nous dire. Ce n'est peut-être plus nous qui le regardons mais lui qui nous accuse.
Cette franchise du photographe préserve une dignité humaine mise à mal par la misère qui se laisse voir dans les vêtements en loques.
Cet aspect de ses photos est
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by Peter Walsh
 
"MEMORY: Luba Art and the Making of History," one of the largest and most important exhibitions of African art ever to appear in the Boston area, will be on view at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center from February 5 through June 7, 1998. Organized by The Museum for African Art in New York City, this critically acclaimed exhibition of exceptionally beautiful artworks explores for the first time in an American museum exhibition the intricate and fascinating culture of the Luba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). More than 80 important and beautiful objects are included in the show.
 
Since it opened in New York City in February 1996, MEMORY has received enormous popular and critical praise. The New York Times described it as "everything an exhibition ought to be. Visually riveting and built on a theme as philosophically complex as it is poetic, it has the pace and pull of an unfolding epic... MEMORY... brings to vivid life an art that is both a wonder of formal invention... and a sovereign vehicle for profound ideas."
 
MEMORY will include standing figures, staffs of office, ceremonial weapons, masks, divining tools and amulets as well as fine examples of lukasas, or Luba "memory boards," all of which the Luba used as elaborate visual symbols to record their cultural memories, histories, traditions, and royal lineages. The show and its accompanying catalogue are the culmination of a decade of intense and path-breaking research and study
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Enchère
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
Aller à : Navigation, rechercher L'enchère est définie par le Dictionnaire de l'académie française comme une « offre d’un prix supérieur à la mise à prix, ou au prix qu’un autre a déjà offert, en parlant des Choses qui se vendent ou s’afferment au plus offrant. »

Une mise aux enchères est une déclaration de mise en concurrence pour un objet ou un service précis pour un prix ou un contrat que l'on se propose de remplir et qui doit être meilleure (ou égale au minimum pour la première) que la précédente avec un incrément minimum.

 
  Procédure
La procédure est effectuée par un tiers qui est par exemple un commissaire-priseur ou un site internet spécialisé. Toutes les enchères sont triées prioritairement par prix (l'offre la plus élevée arrive en premier), puis par quantité, puis par heure de placement, ce qui détermine l'adjudication.

S'il y a un prix de réserve qui n'est pas atteint alors la procédure est annulée. Très souvent un délai supplémentaire est accordé pour faire une surenchère.

Il y a des enchères spéciales comme par exemple lorsque les prix suivent un changement vers le

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Image First steps

African ceremonies

 

Birth and initiation

 

First steps : in traditional african societies, the passage from one stage of life, to the next is marked with important rituals and ceremonies. Fromp the moment of birth, an African is connected to family, to community and toi ancestors. The arrival of a child, is often seen as a reintroduction of the spirit of an honoured ancestors back into the world. The first breath of the life, , however is not always, drawn without complication. The fon people of Benin, believe that some babies may refuse to be born. Just before birth, the eldest of a set of twins, is said to peek out of the womb to survey the outside world. If it determines, that the world is unsafe it returns to the womb, to report to its sibling, the twins may then refuse their delivery. The fon who experience high infant mortality use this explanation of a stillbirth to soften the blow of loosing a child. To ensure survival during their most fragile years many Africans babies are protected by talismans. Whether they consist of a leather pouch filled with blessings or a collection of special beads these talismans connect the child, to the ancestral powers as well the spirits of nature.

Among the nomadie Woddabe of Niger, firstborn children are sometimes cared for by womens who are not their mothers. The nomads consider firstborn children so sacred that a mother may not trust herself to nurse her child instead others mothers will suckle the child for the first few day of life, furthermore a mother and father are not permitted to speacks theirs firstborn name throughout its life because woddabe believe that the spirit of death cannot see a child without a name

For many Africans the process of naming a bay is often, too risky to be done at birth, when a child’s life is still precarious. Babies are often names only when it is

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Image Songyé

Les Songyé

 

Au cours du XV siècle, les songyé migrèrent de la région du Shaba, (sud est de la république démocratique du Congo) et s’installèrent le long de la rive gauche de la rivière Lualaba, sur un plateau recouvert de savane et de forêt. Divisés en de nombreux sous groupes, les cent cinquante mille Songyé sont gouvernés par un chef central, le Yakitengé, dont la fonction demande qu’il ne montre pas d’émotions fortes, n’ait pas de contact avec les villageois, et ne boive pas en public. De plus des chefs locaux, distribuent les terrains aux villageois, mais une puissante société secrète contrebalance leur pouvoir. Contrairement à celles de leurs voisins la société Songyé est patriarcale.

Les Songyé créent des statues impressionnantes et des masques, aux traits puissants utilisés durant les cérémonies, liées à leur sociétés secrètes. Les statues sont souvent recouvertes d’accessoires. Des variations stylistiques régionales, dues à la grande étendue du territoire peuvent être observées.

 

Masques :

 

Le type de masque le plus connu est le KIFWEBE, ce qui peut être traduit par masque en dialogue Songyé. Son visage recouvert de scarifications linéaires, incisées montre une bouche rectangulaire, et un nez allongé placé entre des yeux globuleux. Il peut être masculin s’il est sculpté avec une crête centrale, ou féminin s’il porte une coiffure lisse. La taille de la crête sagittale du masque masculin indique sa puissance. Durant les initiations les circoncisions et les

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Image Baga

 

Les 45000 Baga, vivent le long de la côte de Guinée Bissau, dans des villages divisés en deux et quatre quartiers, eux-mêmes subdivisés en 5 et 6 clans. La tradition voudrait que chaque village, soit dirigé par les plus anciens membres de chaque clan qui se réunissaient en secret. De nos jours ce système a été remplacé par un maire élu pour chaque village.

Les Baga vénèrent un dieu unique appelé Kanu assisté par un esprit masculin, Somtup, et un esprit féminin A-bol. Un esprit souvent représenté par un serpent, veille sur les grades inférieurs de la société To-Lom responsable des rites d’initiations.

 

Les premières sculptures Baga apparurent en Occident durant les années 50 ; l’impact de l’islamisation, et l’abandon des rites et croyances traditionnels, permirent aux marchands occidentaux de pouvoir exporter les masques cimiers et statues Baga. De nos jours les Baga essaient de restaurer leur culture avec l’aide de leurs anciens, ils recréent cérémonies et festivités qui rythmaient leur vie traditionnelle.

 

Masques :

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Image Yaka

MBAWA-PAKASA


L'IMAGE DU BUFFLE CHEZ LES YAKA ET LEURS VOISINS
Arts d'Afrique Noire arts premiers Printemps 1981 N° 77
Lorsque nous nous penchons sur la signification d'un masque africain, nous ne cherchons pas à savoir quel "message" il apporte, par la vertu de quelque notion essentielle de déguisement et par sa présence, mais plutôt à quelle sorte de continuum il appartient. Les masques existent à la confluence des traditions picturales, orales et fonctionnelles dont aucune n'apparais (au regard profane incapable de reconnaÎtre les sujets et encore moins de les discerner. La compréhension du code pictural utilisé requiert non seulement un commentaire élaboré mais un examen des composants tels qu'ils s'imposent à travers le contexte original. Permettez-nous de proposer l'exemple de l'image ayant rapport au buffle dans la région du Kwango-Kwilu du ZaÏre Sud-occidental (1).
Synceros caffer, le plus grand des bovidés africains, est un animal massif, noir, au poil ras, mesurant 1,50 m au garrot et pesant près d'une tonne (900 kg.) (fig. 1). Ses lourdes cornes ont un écartement de plus d'un mètre, sont incurvées de haut en bas et vers l'intérieur et forment de larges bosses à leurs bases. Cet animal, à l'origine, occupait les régions du centre, de l'Est et du Sud de l'Afrique, fréquentant les plaines dégagées, les forêts ouvertes et le lit des rivières et des marécages bordés de roseaux. Communément aperçu en troupeaux d'une douzaine à cent têtes, il a l'habitude de paître et brouter le matin de bonne heure et, de nouveau, à la nuit tombée, cherchant l'ombre aux heures chaudes mais se déplaçant aussi parfois la nuit. Les femelles ne portent qu'un veau pendant

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Image 1923 - Brooklyn museum
African Art Exhibition of 1923
Collection Description
In 1903, Stewart Culin (1858–1929) became the founding curator of the Department of Ethnology at the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, now the Brooklyn Museum. He was among the first curators to recognize museum installation as an art form. He was also among the first to display ethnological collections as art objects, not as ethnographic specimens. This approach is evidenced in his exhibition Primitive Negro Art, Chiefly from the Belgian Congo. The exhibition opened in April 1923, and displayed African objects he had acquired in Europe from dealers. 
 
These digital images of the African Art Exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum in 1923 are from the Culin Archival Collection, the Museum Library, and the Digital Lab. This is a small selection of textual and visual documents; many more are available for viewing at the Brooklyn Museum
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Image 1923 - Brooklyn museum


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