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- Baule Visions of Africa
- Alain-Michel Boyer
- 06 April 2017 Alain-Michel Boyer
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Rs and mask and figure carvings Their art is so varied that one might imagine some works originate from different cultures what is there in common between a flat mask disc and an idealized face mask which nevertheless come from a single ceremony Or between a glazed statuette of a man or woman and a monkey figure with the head of a dog coated in coagulated blood Their art encompasses every form o.
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The Baule descend from the Akan peoples who inhabit Ghana and the Ivory Coast Three hundred years ago the Baule people migrated westward from Ghana when the Asante rose to power The Baule now reside at the center of the Ivory Coast and possess one of the most diversified of arts cultures They employ different media including wooden sculpture gold and brass casting similar to their Asante ancesto.
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F creation not only masks and statuettes but also sculpted doors decorated divination boxes gold jewels The book presents a selection of Baule masterpieces from public and private collections worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art the National Museum of African art Smithsonian Art Institute of Chicago Yale University Art Gallery Fowler Museum of UCLA University of Pennsylvania Museum.