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Fragments of the Invisible free pdf Fragments of the Invisible celebrates the acquisition by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2010 of 35 stellar works of Congolese art from the collection of Rene and Odette Delenne of Brussels. The publication, which accompanies an exhibition at the museum, explores the fragmentary nature of African works in Western collections and sheds light on how in their original settings many works connected with the invisible world of spirits and deities. Fragments of the Invisible also discusses the history of the Delenne collection against the background of collecting African art in Belgium and reflects on issues of provenance, cultural heritage and patrimony. Among the highlights of the collection, which mainly dates from the 19th and early 20th centuries, are three rare male "power figures-" a 19th century bronze crucifix used in both Christian and traditional religious rites- and a rare female bowl bearing figure. Many of the objects have never been published or exhibited and are therefore unknown to scholars and the public. Collectors in Belgium in particular have felt a connection to central Africa because of Belgium's role as a one-time colonising power in the present day Democratic Republic of Congo.

About Constantine Petridis

Constantine Petridis, a member of the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, is Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Adjunct Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. His book Art and Power in the Central African Savanna won the 2008 Midwest Art History Society Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue

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Author : Constantine Petridis
Publisher : Five Continents Editions
Data Published : 09 July 2013
ISBN : 8874396562
EAN : 9788874396566
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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