exhibition from September 30 to December 6, 2010
This new exhibition offers a unique ethnic landscape through the theme of color in African art. Masks of War Dan masks Ibibio of Nigeria, Armand Auxiètre,
Gallery director "The eye and hand" presents a selection
representative works of customs or practices of these civilizations:
Pure and simple, the colors are chosen by the artists
to evoke in turn respect for ancestors, virility new initiates, death ... Gallery Eye and the Hand invite you to discover the symbolic
* Mask Anang, Language Arts Ibidio, Nigeria, XX, Wood and pigments.
According Fagg this hairstyle could mimic that of the wives of missionaries. This mask was probably made in the years 20/30 by famous sculptor Akpan Chukwu death in the early 50 or by one of his disciples.
Some features like the nose rounded chin bulging contours clearly defined eyes and lips that speak for attribution. Mask probably the same time and same sculptor is the Musée Barbier Muller.
Opening Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 6:30 p.m.
Art Gallery of eye and hand
41 rue de Verneuil
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 14h-19h