Black Africa: Masks Sculpture Jewelry

Laure Meyer

One of the great merits of this book is to address the arts of Black Africa thematically.

Importance capital of religion and magic, belief in occult powers granted everywhere, ancestral worship accompanied by sacrifices, funeral rites, initiation ceremonies, masked dances, powerful secret societies, leaders will prestige, desire for adornment or beauty search for the humblest objects, these are the deep sources of traditional African art. In this context, the artist responsible for the creation of works indispensables had only relative freedom, but what a result! A careful aesthetic analysis shows how the problems were solved brilliantly: Insider shapes, bold in the conceptualization, shortcuts evocative and it is no coincidence that African art has influenced so profoundly modern art, Modigliani Matisse, Vlaminck and Derain through cubism of Picasso and Juan Gris. Capital and complete a book which reveals and explains the secrets and roots arts of Black Africa. Laure Meyer, born in Africa, art historian and journalist, well known to all lovers of African art, gives us in this book all the keys to "Understanding African art".

Published by Finest SA / Éditions Pierre Terrail, France, 2001 | Paperback

  • Language: English
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 2879390354
  • 24 x 30 cm
  • 224 pages
  • Book Condition: As New with signs of shelf wear.
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