Interesting Statue from Papua New Guinea

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The term Papuan art groups at once traditional productions that contemporary productions of the Papuan area. The Papuan art enters the Oceanic art. His best-known productions emanating from the great river Sepik main artery of communication in this island to the hostile geography. Wood is the main support of Papuan art. Metal, with few exceptions, is not known prior to European contact as the size of the wood for the few older pieces may seem unsophisticated. However the use of a material as ephemeral because of the climate limits the exploration archeology and aesthetics. The stone is sometimes used and work the oldest known Papuan art is just a statue of use and meaning unknown stone, preserved today at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The clay, in parts of New Guinea, is a last important support. At these plastic works, add a body art of ritual piercing, and of course singing and dancing.

Wood is the main support of the plastic artistic expression, to a lesser extent the stone and clay are also employed? Inspiration is at once naturalistic than geometric. anthropomorphic representations abound. The sculpture is the major art in Papua. There is also a dynamic art of drawing and color in general, which is expressed as course in sculpture but also in textile art and architecture. For contemporary productions, the art of drawing and color has found its place in what we call in the West paint the most classic sense and the most stable of the term. This is primarily a figurative painting.

The Western art owes much to this artistic area. Cubists and surrealists have found endless inspiration, proves the poem “Uli” of André Breton dedicated to the eponymous statue. The art of drawing is a major expression of the island through which the artist shows all his skill. This art of color drawing expressed especially on large plates with opposing construction of solids and very finely shaded areas. The scultpure has this surprising that the abstract representation can be associated with hyper-realistic figuration, particularly in the retail phallus.

The Washkuk or Kwoma area includes the region of Ambunti. This stylistic area is known for its particular statuary. Often human figures, it can only be seen in its two-dimensionality: full of stalked elements, statues Kwoma accorcher seek to project light and shadow as part of the work. Rare case in aesthetic appreciation of sculpture and whose origin could be the light emitted by the always placed at floor foyer and therefore projecting vertically and not horizontally light. Washkuk The area is the site of a minor art clay.

This stylistic area is by far the best known and more alive in recreating earlier forms. The sculpture is the major art and invades all media where she can express herself: spears thrusters, wooden tubes, stools, drums… They adopt the familiar hourglass shape and takes single or double sizes ! All named objects allow the deployment of an elaborate bestiary. With these tools, we must add the architectural decoration whose dominant figure is the image of the woman in labor; not to mention, very expressive, large facade masks, basketry, gaudy colors -Of particularly prized objects Surrealists. The male figures are not left out, it is often the spiritual receptacle ancestors or spirits of nature. They are the object of worship. Canoes, essential means of transport in the river and marshland, are also the subject of particular ornamental attention number of bow mimics the shape of the crocodile.

After the Middle Sepik is the second area of Papuan art to be known to the public, undoubtedly because of the colonial image of the Asmat people, fierce and indomitable headhunters. Their environment may be one of the worst in the world: a huge mosquito-infested swampy plain. Nevertheless, this place of life gives the Asmat art its support.

This part of the large island of New Guinea as an aesthetic whole known by the name korwar style named after the most famous cult object, the korwar. This is an effigy of wood contained the deceased ancestor, which holds an openwork panel possibly representing the tree of life or molting snake; these two reasons symbolically meaning the idea of eternity and rebirth. Woodworking was facilitated in this part of the Papuan area by regular contacts with Southeast Asia.

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