Kongo

Kongo

Power and Majesty

Book - 2015
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"A landmark presentation that will radically redefine our understanding of Africa's relationship with the West, Kongo: Power and Majesty, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this September, will focus on one of the continent's most influential artistic traditions, from the earliest moment of direct engagement between African and European leaders at the end of the 15th century through the early 20th century. The creative output of Kongo artists of Central Africa will be represented by 134 works drawn from more than 50 institutional and private collections across Europe and the United States, reflecting five hundred years of encounters and shifting relations between European and Kongo leaders. From a dynamic assembly of 15 monumental power figures to elegantly carved ivories and finely woven textiles, the exhibition will explore how the talents of Central Africa's most gifted artists were directed toward articulating a culturally distinct vernacular of power."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Publisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781588395757
1588395758
Branch Call Number: 709.6 LAGAMMA
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm

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