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Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

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Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"
2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 MB

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional. Long admired by artists, writers, and scholars, the art and culture of the Marquesas Islands have until recently been unfamiliar to larger audiences. …