Jan 27, 2011

Masks from Nepal

I haven't gotten around to post about the exposition I saw last week of December. It was at Quai Branly (now, my favorite museum) titled "Dans Le Blanc Des Yeux" about primitive masks from the Himalaya region.
It always awes me how people from so long ago and so far away could have made art or objects that still speak to us today. One particularity of theses masks was that they were mainly masks for entertainment. Often, masks are traditionally tied to sacrifices and other spiritual rituals. These ones were almost all smiling and fun and not scary at all.


Only after uploading these pictures that I noticed
how beautiful the turquoise lightings were.
The various aged wood colors pop out nicely from it.

4 comments:

Danidan said...

Le Quai Branly, définitivement au programme de mon prochain séjour parisien.
Superbes photos comme toujours.
Merci de partager.

MerveillesbyEstelle said...

Je suis d'accord avec Daniel, Le Quai Branly est maintenant sur la liste a visiter. J'avoues que quelques uns de ces masques me donnent des cauchemars.

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