12/04/2014

Balarama, Subhadra, Krishna Jagannatha Votive figure

 ETHNOFLORENCE

N 753

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MASK OF THE DAY

The one I have chosen today is not an Himalayan or Indian mask, but an important and interesting, from an iconographic point of view, African mask.

Mounted on a Inagaki socle this historic Dan mask shows how the artist,
 researched and obtained  the harmony of the piece, through an asymmetric  and unstable equilibrium.

 

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This famous masks, soon in auction chez Christie's Paris, in this extreme spatial and plastic solutions has points of contact with the genuine art of the masks of the Himalayan region in the research of an unbalanced equilibrium.

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EDITED

on

"Sculptures Africaines et Oceaniennes"

Clouzot, Level

 Paris: Devambez,1925. Plate III.

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"La Sculpture negre primitive"

Paul Guillaume  & Thomas MunroParis: Les Éditions G. Cres & Cie, 1929: 4

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“African Negro Art”,

J.J. Sweeney
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1935: 98

Photo Walker Evans

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Photo credit of

Christie's

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Clouzot, Level

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FOLK

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

ART

AN HIDDEN HERITAGE

Trio de figures

votives Balarama, Subhadra, Krishna Jagannatha, 
Inv. 71.1930.54.1602.1-3D

Musee du Quai Branly

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN MASKS

AN HIDDEN LIVING TRADITION

Bhils people

Gavari Dance

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Chhoti Undri village, Bhil culture, Rajasthan, India

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

photo suggested by David Van der Elst

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DEUS LOCI

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