17 février 2020
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.- The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opened its first major exhibition for the 2020 season, African Brilliance: A Diplomat’s Sixty Years of Collecting. The exhibition showcases more than eighty works from East, Central, and West Africa collected over six decades by retired U.S. Ambassador Allen C. Davis. The show is accompanied by a rich array of free programming, including a lecture series, noontime gallery talks, and family-friendly art activities that will take place throughout the semester. ... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2020
From the first millennium, Africa's western Sahel—a vast area on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, spanning what is today Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger—was the birthplace of a succession of influential states fueled by regional and global trade networks. Opening on January 30 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara will be the first exhibition of its kind to trace the cultural legacy of the region, including the legendary empires of Ghana (300–1200), Mali... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020
Male figure, Baule people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood, glass beads and brass. H 48 cm. © Dalton Somaré. Provenance: René Rasmussen collection, Paris; Countess de Marotte collection, France; Galerie Alain de Monbrison, Paris; Allan Stone collection, New York. Janus guardian figure, Kota-Obamba, Gabon, mid 19th century. Wood, brass, copper and iron. H 62 cm. © Dalton Somaré. Provenance: private collection, Corsica; Galerie Bernard Dulon; private collection, Paris.
26 janvier 2020
Agni maternity figure, Ivory Coast, Lagoon regions, 19th century. Wood and beads. H 40 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance: private American collection, acquired in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1969. Kinnara statue, half man half bird, Kalimantan Timur, Borneo Island, Indonesia, 2nd-3rd century AD (dating to C14). Ironwood 'Eusideroxylon zwageri'. H 65 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Monkey mask, Dan people, Guinea, Ivory Coast, 19th century. Wood, teeth and metal. H 22 cm. © Galerie Schoffel de Fabry. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020
Female reliquary figure, Fang Mabea, Southern Cameroon, 19th century. Wood, upholstery nails. H 45 cm. © Serge Schoffel - Art Premier Provenance: W.D. Webster, Bicester, Oxfordshire, n° 7395. Literature: W.D. Webster, Ethnological specimens, European and Eastern arms and armour, Prehistoric and other curiosities, 1899, Vol. 3, n° 22, fig. 50. Churinga, Aboriginal people, Australia, 19th century. Wood, pigments, fat. H 172.5 cm. © Serge Schoffel - Art Premier. Provenance: Henry Hubert, a road engineer working in the Kalgoorlie... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020
Baàthil head, Lobi people, Burkina Faso, C-14 Datation, 18th century. Wood, sacrificial patina. © Adrian Schlag Provenance: collection Helmut Zake, Heidelberg; probably collected by Stuttgart. Literature: Dr. K-F. Schaedler, 'Lexikon der Afrikanischen Kunst und Kultuur', Klinkhard & Biermann, Munich, 1994. Ceremonial ladle (Wakemia or Wunkirmian), Civilization Dan, Ivory Coast, end 19th century, early 20th century. Wood. H 54 cm. © Adrian Schlag. Provenance: acquired in situ in the 1970s by a French medicin; thence in the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020
Mask, Dan people,Ivory Coast, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood. H 22 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collected post-war in the Sipilou region of the Ivory Coast. Lubuko divination drumstick, Middle Luvua workshop, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, H 17 cm. © Galerie Guilhem Montagut. Provenance: collection of Ben Tursch, Belgium; Entwistle collection, London; collection of Javier Lentini, Barcelona. Literature: Luba, Dapper Museum, Paris, 1993, p. 47. Exhibition: Luba,... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020
Two zoomorphic masks, Bamana people, Mali, late 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm and 45 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Fatoumata Diabaté (Bakamo, 1980), Le vieux, 2013. Pigment print on Museum natural silk 300g paper, mounted on aluminium, 100 x 66.5 cm. Edition of 5. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé. Helm mask, Senufo people, Ivory Coast, late 19th century. Wood. L 40 cm. © Charles-Wesley Hourdé.
24 janvier 2020
Hei Tiki pendant, Maori population, New Zealand, Te Puawaitanga or early Huringa I, circa 18th century. Nephritis, sealing wax. H 10 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom. Bamana ritual figure, Mali, circa 19th century. Wood. H 38 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Provenance: Chaim and Renee Gross collection, New York.
23 janvier 2020
Female figure, Chokwe people, Angola, 19th century. Wood. H 40 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner Provenance: Galerie Pierre Dartevelle; private collection, Belgium. Literature: M. Jordán, 'Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples', Birmingham Museum of Art, Munich, Prestel, 1998. Ancestor figure, Singiti, Niembo-Hemba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Wood. H 70cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner. Provenance: Pierre Loeb collection, Paris; Pierre and Claude Vérité, Paris. Exhibitions: African... [Lire la suite]