Quai Branly's Magnificent Treasures

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The Quai Branly is one of the world's largest art museum (designed by master architect Jean Nouvel) dedicated to the history, beliefs and cultures of indigenous people everywhere. A half hour in the West African section will give you as good a ground as you could find for understanding who the people of Mali are and where they come from.

At the opening you'll find the large breasted wooden figure above, arms raised at once to the realm of the ancestors and, it's thought, in prayer to draw rain to the desert.

 

Despite ghastly warnings to the contrary, France's military arrival in Mali last month was broadly greeted with enthusiasm and relief -- not because the diverse peoples there, notably the Tuareg, were eager for a return to French colonialism and the reign of FrancAfrique nor because of any fundamental hostility to Islam, explained Quai Branly curator Gaëlle Beaujean Baltzer, an anthropologist who visits that part of Africa regularly.

Mysteries of Art and Ancestors in Mali-by-the Seine (Huff Post)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

It is the spectator and not life, that really mirrors art”  The Picture of Dorian Gray …Oscar Wilde

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