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By Alisa Lagamma

Idealized pairings were a permanent challenge of sculptors around the African continent. This common subject of duality is now tested in a good-looking ebook that offers African sculptural masterpieces created in wooden, bronze, terracotta, and beadwork from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Drawn from twenty-four sub-Saharan African cultures, together with these of the Dogon, Lobi, Baule, Senufo, Yoruba, Chamba, Jukun, Songye, and Sakalava, the sculptures inform a lot approximately every one culture's ideals and social beliefs. those inventive creations are astonishingly wealthy and numerous kinds of expression. An essay written by means of Alisa LaGamma discusses thirty works, all of that are illustrated in color. This e-book is for an exhibition on view on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings (February 10 to September five, 2004).

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5 cm. Private collection. 8 cm. 26 MARCELIN PLEYNET joyce, which I personally consider to have been inspired by the figure of Molly. Beyond any doubt, from Riverrun to The Feminine 11 and the plates of the Arion edition of Ulysses, Motherwell is not simply placing the accent on one of the most influential of the elements which inspired his paintings, but he also seems to be profiting from this emphasis on Joyce to give his work a fabulous new impulsion. Let us remember that the Open series and A la Pintura are the splendid reactivation of one of the elements of pictorial rhetoric (the identification between the eye and the window), and similarly the reference to Joyce (Ulysses and Finnegans Wake) confirms the place of classicism and tradition within the lively, dynamic thinking of modern art.

The Pleynet image is fine and subtle and slightly erotic. With the Joyce I often did the opposite. ' Although I am quite aware of the incongruity in comparing my volume of poems with Ulysses, I am quoting Motherwell's words, none the less, in the conviction that he has never declared in such explicit terms the form of organization which enables him to assume the reality of the 'other' language in pictorial terms. For the first time, as far as I can see, Robert Motherwell allows it to be understood that the role played in his work by the specific activity which is the encounter with 'the other' (the other of painting, the other of the English language) is not completely unconscious for him ('Deep in my unconscious and maybe somewhat consciously, too').

It tells you what to say or do. Jasper Johns, in Art International (September 1969) The Shining Cuckoo, 1987, the Tillers one, looks to be a McCahon in name only. 8 cm. floor piece. Whatever attracts Tillers to Andre or McCahon has little to do with the earnest puritanism of either of them. The bright shiny delicacy of material and colour in this work is as much at odds with the luminous greynesses of McCahon's canvases as with the deep tones and dull surfaces of Andre's metal plates. 11 Every tile of the Tillers has a different colour, and the whole is organized as a full spectrum, with light/dark gradations.

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