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Petridis, Constantijn

Overview
Works: 107 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 1,760 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Art 
Roles: Author, Actor, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Creator, Other
Classifications: N7391.65, 709.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Constantijn Petridis
South of the Sahara : selected works of African art by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even before its doors opened to the public in 1916 the Cleveland Museum of Art had begun to collect the art of Africa, and in 2003 reaffirms its commitment with an innovative reinstallation of a gallery of sub-Saharan African art. Enriched with many field photographs and much ethnographical information, this presentation also emphasizes the extraordinary formal invention and spiritual power of the objects. This volume celebrates the new energy and clarity brought to the collection with discussions of forty-two important works, newly photographed and generously illustrated, a concise introduction, and a list of references that range widely through the literature of the field."--Jacket
Face of the spirits : masks from the Zaire Basin( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of daily life : portable objects from southeast Africa by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and power in the Central African savanna : Luba, Songye, Chokwe, Luluwa by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art from four groups of the Central Africa savanna
Senufo unbound : dynamics of art and identity in West Africa by Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's now defunct Museum of Primitive Art (MPA) opened its landmark exhibition Senufo Sculpture from West Africa in February 1963. Joining historical analysis with eye-catching sculptures, this book offers expanded views of a dynamic region's arts and identities
Fragments of the invisible : the René and Odette Delenne collection of Congo sculpture by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fragments of the Invisible celebrates the first exhibition in the United States of thirty-four Congo sculptures from the Belgian collectors René and Odette Delenne, acquired in 2010 by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Focusing on the theme of the fragment, this book explores the contextual framework of the Delenne works both in their various African cultural settings and within their new museum home in Cleveland."--Back cover
Frans M. Olbrechts, 1899-1958 : in search of art in Africa by Ethnographic Museum (Antwerp)( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luluwa : Central African art between heaven and earth by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in the region between the Lubudi and Kasai rivers in south central Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Luluwa people are known for their elaborately carved male and female figure sculptures, masks, and decorative arts. Constantine Petridis draws on first-hand accounts of numerous explorers, missionaries, colonial servants, anthropologists, and art historians who visited the region between the 1880s and the 1970s, to comprehensively situate the Luluwa's ornate art in its original environment of production and use. Through a close study of published and unpublished sources as well as museum objects and archival photographs, this book sheds new light on the historical context of one of central Africa's most spectacular artistic legacies, whose creation presumably dates back to the second half of the 19th century
Mumuye : sculpture from Nigeria : the human figure reinvented by Frank Herreman( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through 41 masterworks, Mumuye Sculpture from Nigeria reveals some of the most accomplished statues made by this Nigerian tribal group. The Mumuye artists' abstract interpretation of the human body, which recalls that of cubist and expressionist artists, has been immensely appealing to African art enthusiasts. Their anthropomorphic figures demonstrate an astonishing range of variations, testifying to their makers' unbridled creativity and limitless inventiveness. Here, a meticulous analysis of the extraordinary forms of Mumuye figure - paying attention to their striking sense of motion - recognizes different workshops and even the hands of individual masters. A summary of the scant field-based studies discusses the figures' primary role as emblems of status and rank, their connections to ancestral veneration, and healing and divination practices. Though a selection of masks and other objects, this book reveals the beauty of Mumuye figurative sculpture
Hemba by Luigi Spina( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressing one of many Luba sub-styles, the tall, standing male figures created by master carvers of the Hemba culture in southeastern Congo since at least the mid-1800s arguably rank among the noblest sculptural depictions of the human figure in sub-Saharan Africa. With their serene gaze and meditative expression, they exude a tranquility and dignity that befits these idealized likenesses memorializing esteemed leaders of the past. Infused with a life-force or vital energy, these spirit-invested objects were able to communicate between the living and the dead. Thanks to their inner power they had the capacity to impact the material sphere by allowing the ancestors to positively influence the well-being of their surviving relatives. In this publication, through the perceptive lens of art photographer Luigi Spina, we discover nine of the most accomplished Hemba creations whose classical style has triggered comparisons with some kouroi sculptures of ancient Greece. Spina's photographic interpretations help us understand why these proportionally balanced and symmetrically conceived ancestral figures have earned the admiration of African art lovers around the world. These personal readings of the beloved Hemba commemorative portraits also confirm why these sensitive renderings of the human anatomy deserve inclusion in the universal history of artistic creativity and a place in André Malraux's 'Museum Without Walls.'
Wooden masks of the Kasai Pende by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senufo unbound : dynamics of art and identity in West Africa by Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumuye : sculptures du Nigeria : la figure humaine réinventée by Frank Herreman( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luluwa : art d'Afrique centrale entre ciel et terre by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Art, New York and the Avant-Garde by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South of the Sahara : selected works of African art by Constantijn Petridis( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het gelaat van de geesten : maskers uit het Zaïrebekken by Frank Herreman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanea 2 : studies in African art, literature, culture and history by Elze Bruyninx( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks on loan : celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Museum of Art : first quarter 2016 by Cleveland Museum of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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South of the Sahara : selected works of African art South of the Sahara : selected works of African art
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The art of daily life : portable objects from southeast AfricaArt and power in the Central African savanna : Luba, Songye, Chokwe, LuluwaSouth of the Sahara : selected works of African art
Alternative Names
Petridis, Constantijn

Petridis, Constantijn 1970-

Petridis Constantin

Petridis, Constantin 1970-

Petridis Constantine

Petridis Costa

Languages
English (79)

French (13)

Dutch (3)