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Solomon Islands Art (N° 20852)
A hundred objects from the Conru collection, wooden sculptures but also pieces of shells, coconuts, cane, stone punctuate this work, witnesses of the incredible know-how of the natives of the Solomon Islands.
The sea is an extraordinary source of inspiration in the art of the Solomon Islands, an archipelago located northwest of New Guinea. The visual aspect and the function are very often linked; forms, uses, materials are thus closely intertwined and give rise to a homogeneous art but comprising subtle nuances. The objects are designed with clean, rounded lines and offer very elegant forms.
This book presents Kevin Conru's collection of Solomon Islands art and encompasses a large sample of objects, ornaments, weapons, jewelry, statues, etc. The quantity of objects and the variety of this art are such in the Solomon Islands that it is difficult to find a single collection that is completely representative. Nevertheless, Kevin Conru's collection is substantial enough to provide a serious approach to the art of this region. It includes masks from Nissan, Buka, a statue of Bougainville and many other pieces, ranging from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, from all over the archipelago.
Texts: Kevin Conru & Deborah Waite
Color photos by Hughes Dubois
Publishers: Five Continents
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 250 x 310 mm
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