Thursday, November 22, 2007

Exposition "ANIMAL" in the Musée Dapper in Paris

Today I went to the Musée Dapper and spent 1hour and a half sketching and admiring animal masks, statues and ritual objects from Africa.

Quote: ["Sometimes combined with human features, the animal form provides a means of representing spirits that are theoretically invisible. Sculpture “gives flesh” to the presence that is being invoked. .... Composite, hybrid forms are frequent, sometimes stylised to the point of abstraction. ]



The man and the animal....










10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Andrea, these are fantastic! Obviously a very interesting and excellent museum. I love your subject matter and your sketching style too.

thank you for your kind emails, which i have appreciated greatly and which kept me smiling.

Nice to see what you have been doing - I enjoyed walking down the C.E. again... it has been TOO long! :-)

sukipoet said...

These are great sketches. And I've never heard of Musee Dapper. That is what's so wonderful about your tours of Paris. You introduce us to unusual not in the tour guide places.

The exhibit sounds so inspiring.

On Paris Breakfasts for Friday I think she takes us to the Palais Royal and shows us some sculptures by Vana Xenou a greek sculptor interested in ancient mythology. This made me think of you and the work you do and the sculptures you are post in the side column of your blog.

Sue B said...

these sketches are fabulous! I envy your talent for sketching you are so good at it.

Frances said...

Andrea I like your sketches thanks for sharing and thanks for the link to the english page of the Museum Dapper, I downloaded the Press Kit which is in French and I know very little French but it is worth downloading as there are so many photos I feel like I have seen the exhibit through a window, thank you,
I enjoyed the photo stroll in the previous post too, thanks,

Lynn said...

You have been busy my friend.
And you do make sketching look so darn easy. I enjoy seeing these works of yours and imagined you in front of them drawing them while standing? Or maybe sitting on a bench in front of the displays?

tammy vitale said...

Andrea - these are gorgeous. I especially love the python one as I needed something like that for an upcoming torso (I am gathering information for my Wylde and Sacred torsos to begin the Sacred series). I would SO love to do a show with you!

Patti said...

I loved the last fellow best - I lived in Papua New Guinea for a couple of years and he looks a lot like a 'Mekeo', one of the tribesmen there.

clevelandgirlie said...

What a wonderful tour guide you are Andrea. You have a beautiful eye for details that captivate the "outsider" and bring them in. I so love visitng your blog - and Paris!

ANDREA said...

How nice if I can interest you in the things I see here and which capture me! The Musée Dapper is definitely a place I love. I looke at the photo with the sculptures on Paris Breakfast by Vana Xenou, I love them! Thanks Suki for having brought it to my/ou attention.
About sektching: the more I sketch, the easier it gets. It is good to forget what is surrounding you, and a museum visit forces you to be quick and being quick helps to draw "with the right side of your brain" (Thanks Betty Edwards:)
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Patti: I envy you for having had this wonderful opportunity to get to know Papue New Guinea! What a cultural adventure this must have been! I like the last guy most, too. He/she was such an impressive, perfect sculpture. I have the catalogue of the exhibition and am currently learning about the meaning of such sculptures...

Leah said...

how fun! now i'm itching to go to a museum to draw!