Sunday, April 22, 2012

AOA Art -- Day 105

Grrrr... I really don't like the 'new,' unsolicited Blogger.  It Just ate my last 2 Posts!!!
So, Re-post:

Walk: R/T Mindful Body, de Young
Distance: 1 Mile

Every time I go to a lecture on the AOA (Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas) it is with the hope that this will be the one that hooks me.  But, as happened today, I usually respond like the greeting card dog who looks at his people talking to him and hears, "Blah, Blah, Blah, Fido...."  I hear something like "We think it could have been from, We think it was used for, We think its religious significance was, Blah, Blah, Blah..."  To make matters worse, when an AOA object calls to me, more often than not, it is relatively recent like the strong, bold, geometric mask from the deYoung collection below.

<i>Mask</i>, early 20th century<br>
Nigeria, Ogoni people
Wood, pigment<br>
10 1/2 x 8  x 5 1/2 (26.7 x 20.3 x 14 cm)<br>
Bequest of Dr. Michael R. Heide <br>
Mask, early 20th century
Nigeria, Ogoni people
Wood, pigment
10 1/2 x 8 x 5 1/2 (26.7 x 20.3 x 14 cm)
Bequest of Dr. Michael R. Heide

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