31/08/2009

MASQUES de l'HIMALAYA , Martigny - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation.

THNOFLORENCE

2009

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PARIS

GALERIE ALAIN BOVIS

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ENSEMBLES ET COLLECTIONS

AFRIQUE, HIMALAYA, INDONESIE, OCEANIE

Ensambles et collections Afrique, Himalaya, Indonesia, Oceanie, Galerie Alain Bovis 9 quai Malaquais 75006 Paris

 

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MASQUES de L'HIMALAYA

MARTIGNY VALAIS SUISSE

HIMALAYAN EXHIBITION IN PARIS

 015 Wood and hair Arunachal Pradesh H. cm 20 Bernard de Watteville Collection Martigny  himalayan tribal art mask

 

 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010

- Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.
Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel.41 (0) 27 720 49 20

www.museesaintbernanrd.ch


En complement de cette exposition, des expositions - dossiers seront organisée:

Masque suisses
Art chamanique nepalais
Art Rural suisse et himalayen
Bijoux de l'Himalayaa

Photos courtesy Espace Holbein

http://espace-holbein.over-blog.org/article-34917121-6.html

Other photos of the exhibition are available on :

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/tag/1/martigny

Galerie Le Toit du Monde on

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/7216916/arts-de-lhimalay...

 

  Wood and hair Arunachal Pradesh mask, H. cm 20 Bernard de Watteville Collection.

Masques of the Himalayas is an exhibition actually on display at the Bernard et Caroline de Watteville foundation in Martigny (Swisse), curated by Francois Pannier, with the same title the 5 Continents Editions has publicated a new, comprensive, and interesting catalogue.

The preface of the catalogue is written by Mr Arnaud d'Hauterives, Perpetual Secretry of the Academy of Fine Arts.

The introduction is written by Bernard et Caroline de Watteville. Mr Francois Pannier in "The Background to a discovery" resumes the historical context of these masks.

The masks on display in the exhibition  are divided in six groups: Arunachal Pradesh, Bhoutan Tibet, Primitive Nepal, Classic Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Terai and South Himalayas.

Among the collectors: Jamil Bansard, Philippe Boudin, Alain Bovis,Jean-Luc Cortes, Pierre Danhaive, Michel and Liliane Durand-Dessert, Renzo Freschi, Gustavo Gili and Rosa Amoros, Patrick Grimaud, Frederic Guislam, Jacques Lebrat, Helmut and Heidi Neumann, Jean Rosain, Sylvie Sauveniere, Sharon and Sam Singer, Pierre Zink.

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Khia mask , Arunachal Pradesh wood H. cm 33 Helmut and Heidi Neumann collection.

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Tibet.

018 Kienpga mask, wood cm 24, Arunachal Pradesh, Jean-Luc Cortes Collection.  Martigny Mask of the Himalaya

Kienpga mask, wood cm 24, Arunachal Pradesh, Jean-Luc Cortes Collection.

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Tibet.

020 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya cm 27 Renzo Freschi Oriental Art Milan

 Wood cm 27, Renzo Freschi Oriental Art, Milan

021 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya cm27 Renzo Freschi Oriental Art Milan

Wood cm 26, Renzo Freschi Oriental Art, Milan

022 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya cm 21 Sylvie Sauveniere  collection Bruxelles

Wood, hair and metal staples, H cm 21 Sylvie Sauveniere collection Bruxelles

023 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya cm 31 Renzo Freschi Oriental Art, Milan

 Wood H cm 31, Renzo Freschi Oriental Art, Milan

024 Wood H cm 38  Himachal Pradesh Private Collection

Wood H cm 38, Himachal Pradesh, Private Collection

025 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya Krodha papaier mache mask cm 35 North West Nepal Mustang-Dolpo or Tibet Phillipe Boudin Collection

Krodha, papaier-mache mask cm.35 North West Nepal (Mustang-Dolpo) or Tibet Phillipe Boudin Collection.

026 Martigny Mask of the Himalaya Krodha or Ging, polycromatic papier mache H cm 31 Tibet Francois Pannier Collection

Krodha or Ging, polycromatic papier mache H cm 31, Tibet, Francois Pannier Collection.

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MASK 

(Inventory no 79)

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TWO NEW INTERESTING DEVOTED TO HIMALAYAN ART

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MARC PETIT CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE

NEPAL CHAMANISME ET SCULPTURE TRIBALE ed INFOLIO 

2009

(288 pp 175 ill. 79 Euro)

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LILIANE AND MICHEL DURAND DESSERT

ERIC CHAZOT

HIMALAYAS ART AND SHAMANISM

LMDD EDITIONS 

2009

(200 pp 120 ill. 59 euro)

 

30/08/2009

Sherpa festival - Mani Rimdu Chiwang Gompa, buddhist monastery in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal.

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

2008 - 2016

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SHERPA FESTIVAL

 

MANI RIMDU, GOMPA, buddhist monastery in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal

Photo Courtesy Rejselyst

    
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rejselyst/sets/7215761289888...

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22/08/2009

Nepal folk and tribal art. Western Nepal primitive ancestors figure.

NEPAL SHAMAN ART

The double sided membrane drum Dhyangro is the peculiar, indispensable, and one  of the most important, pharaphernalia of the western nepal  shamans.

See more http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6909408/dhyangro...

NEPAL PHURBU RITUAL SHAMANIC DAGGER

Nepalese phurbu coming soon http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7008506/ethnoflo... .

nepal tribal art a lost world

Nepal Folk Art a lost world, se more on:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7177977/nepal-ar...

nepal tribal mask (3)

George Hegarty Himalayan Folk and Tribal Art Collection, coming soon. ( http://collections.consciousart.com/GH/southeastasia/G01G... )

Naga tribal art

Naga Tribal Art, coming soon (photos courtesy George Hegarty Collection). 

( http://collections.consciousart.com/GH/southeastasia/G01G...)

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15 Western Nepal primitive sculptures(Jumla, Dunai, and Simikot Regions ). 15 primitif sculptures de l'Ouest du Nepal. Statuaire Arcaique de l'Ouest du Nepal, see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6958870/15-weste...

WESTERN NEPAL AND THARU AREA PRIMITIVE ANCESTORS FIGURE.

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15/08/2009

Nepal Mask. Himalayan mask.Himalayan black crowned mask.

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15 Western Nepal primitive sculptures(Jumla, Dunai, and Simikot Regions ). 15 primitif sculptures de l'Ouest du Nepal. Statuaire Arcaique de l'Ouest du Nepal, see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6958870/15-weste...

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21 Dhodro Banam, Santal Banam lutes see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6109784/14-dhodr...

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Nepal folk art a lost world, see more on

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7177977/ethnoflo...

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Himalaya, land of the masks ... coming soon. Photo courtesy fbormanator http://www.flickr.com/photos/bormanator/2088188901/

HIMALAYAN BLACK CROWNED MASK.

Austere black crowned mask from the Himalayan region, despite the iconography of the item looks like it submits the influence of the southern area, the black dense patina  and shiny reflective surface of the mask is something  really unusual also for the northern area. The massive presence of genuine local restaurations on the surface of the item will the particullary devotion and the importance of the mask in its original context. It's possible to find a similar kind of patina in some African Fang reliquary heads or figure (Nlo Bieri). With a wide series of close-ups, in Ethnoflorence style, we'll put in evidence the different details of this interesting mask making also a comparasion with the patina of some Fang items.

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Comparasion with the patina of a  Fang head, element from a reliquary ensemble. Fang peoples, Betsi group, Gabon, Mitzic region, Ndjolé. Musée d'Ethnographie, Neuchatel  ETHNOFLORENCE photo archive . This particulary, important, and rare  quality of patina derives from the fact that over the corse this artifact was used, the suface of the wood was completely impregned with applications of palm oil, in the present this beautifull piece of art continues to exude that substance.

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For  a patina comparaison see the pics below. Fang Reliquary Figure (Nlo Bieri), Gabon, Fang peoples 19 th century, wood metal. Ex coll. Derain, Jacob Epstein. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ethnoflorence Photo Archive.

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This sculpture was used as the guardian for a sacred receptacle of ancestral relics. The surface of the figure glistens with ritually applied palm oil.

Before being removed from their  original place such works were invariably separated from the relic containers they originally enhanched.

During the 1920s and 1930s artists and collectors of modern art were exposed to examples of Fang figurative representation and admired their daring abstraction of the human form. These qualities are evident in this authentic masterpiece, which is conceived as a series of autonomous units of volume integrated into a harmonious and idealized being.

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This work has been an artistic landmark since it was first published in 1920 by Henry Clouzot and Andre Level. The figure was in the collection of both the fauve artists Andre Derain and the british sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein.

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Fang Reliquary Head (Nlo Bieri), Gabon, Fang Peoples, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ethnoflorence Photo Archive.

The formal features of this Fang reliquary sculpture powerfully influenced  Modesrnist artists who began collecting Non-Western art during the  early twentieth century.

This particular item was admired for its balanced symmetry and juxtaposition of straight lines and sinuous curves, became part of the collection of Sir Jacob Epstein in the 1920s.

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The shiny reflective surface is the result of repeated applications of palm oil, a process also replicated on the surface of the bieri initiates bodies.

This kind of item were produced for the ancestor cult named bieri, like accessories that complemented a reliquary container. In this istance the generalized representation of the ancestors embodied by the sculpture has been separated  from the specific individuals who were memorialized and addressed through their relics in times of need.