4 edition of African sculpture from Canadian collections found in the catalog.
African sculpture from Canadian collections
Winnipeg Art Gallery.
1973 in [Winnipeg .
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references.
|LC Classifications||NB1098 .W56|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||73198252|
It is the method used in all West African bronze and brass industries. A number of vigorous popular traditions assimilate Western influences into African styles such as the elaborate fantasy coffins of Southern Ghana, made in a variety of different shapes which represent the occupations or interests of the deceased or elevate their status. The technique was excellent and the figures show a marked sense of beauty. It may be a field of well-hoed yam heaps as, for example, among the Tiv people of Nigeria or a display ox castrated in order to enhance its visual effect as among the Nuer and Dinka pastoralists of South Sudan that constitutes the significant work of art in a given area of Africa. There are very few people in history who left their sculptures unpainted.
Despite this, many contemporary African artists tend to have a difficult time finding a market for their work. The anthropologist Frobenius considered a connection with the Mediterranean sphere, and Sir Flinders Petrie in his book on ancient Egypt remarks that if any of the Ife heads had been excavated in the foreign quarter of Memphis, they would have been accepted as larger examples of the local-type. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Jaca Book. It is clear from the date of the earlier Benin bronzes that the Bini practised this art before the arrival of the Portuguese, so that the theory that it was first learned from European sources is ruled out. Click here for more details.
African Vodun. Click here for more details. The decoration on the neck is so slight as to be almost unnoticeable, and the hair is trained upwards in a high horn-like style. African Art in the Barnes Foundation features detailed catalogue entries by preeminent scholars in African studies and art history, completing a monograph that will long serve as an important resource in the field. Ivory and wood carving were introduced by Oba Ewuare the great c. Mack, John, editor.
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In cases of bad craftsmanship, holes may be left where the metal did not entirely fill the cavity. There were comparatively few bronze heads known even in Ife until early inwhen seven high-quality examples covered with green patina were unearthed during the digging of foundations for a house, and four more at another site.
From this arises a further characteristic of African sculpture - its lack of proportion. Guggenheim Museum. The masks can be worn in three different ways: vertically covering the face: as helmets, encasing the entire head, and as crest, resting upon the head, which was commonly covered by material as part of the disguise.
The concept of tribe is problematic, however, and has generally been discarded.
She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. On feast days, the owner fetches his fine art treasures out of his strong-room, lays them out on the veranda and contemplates them affectionately.
The cover of T. If the construction is simple, the block of wood remains clearly recognisable as a cylinder. Cameron, Elisabeth Lynn. The Horticulture Education Program has offered a comprehensive three-year certificate course in the botanical sciences, horticulture, garden aesthetics, and design since its establishment in by Mrs.
Postwar art By the s, figuration returned as a dominant approach in artmaking in Canada, most notably with the London Regionalists in Ontario such as John Boyle and Greg Curnoe, who were inspired by Dada tendencies earlier in the century, and the singular Alex Colville, working in New Brunswick and later Nova Scotia.
More often than not, a work of African art combines several or all of these elements. Both genres stand as a particular strengths of the collection. Founded in the s by Joseph Lapsley Wilson and expanded under the direction of Laura Leggett Barnes, the living collections include 40 state champion trees, a Chinese fringe tree Chionanthus retususa dove tree Davidia involucrataa monkey-puzzle tree Araucaria araucanaand a coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens.
The age of the Ife heads has not yet been conclusively ascertained, but since it is practically certain that the bronze art of Benin was derived from Ife, there is some data to work on. Abrams, Vogel, Susan Mullin. Dozens of beautiful terracotta heads were kept in a shrine outside the town until only a few years ago, when they were all stolen or broken.
Paris: Terrail, Meyer, Laure. Art of the Lega. It is clear from the date of the earlier Benin bronzes that the Bini practised this art before the arrival of the Portuguese, so that the theory that it was first learned from European sources is ruled out.
The important point is that particular traditions encourage creativity. In their original contexts, ceremonial masks are used for celebrations, initiations, crop harvesting, and war preparation.The Art Gallery of Ontario’s African art collection contains work created by many different cultures and people from south of the Sahara Desert in Africa during the s and s.
These pieces were collected over several decades by Dr. Murray Frum whose vision and passion built one of the world’s most significant private collections of African art.
The Art Gallery of Ontario cares for its collections according to the highest standards. Its resources should only be devoted to works of art that serve its mission and are worthy of such care. This occasionally demands that works be judiciously and carefully deaccessioned from the collections.
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