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VOLS D'AMES: TRADITIONS DE TRANSE AFRO-EUROPEENNES. Paul Vandenbroeck. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, 1997. Published by Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 298 pp. with 195 ills. (155 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9053492585 In French.
Was $72.50; save 40%! An illuminating cross-cultural study of dance-related imagery in art that focuses on the portrayal of ecstatic trance-like states associated with ritualistic dances of European and North African origin, this catalogue documents 75 diverse objects that include ancient Greek ceramic vessels depicting Dionysian revelry: European paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints dating from the 15th to the 19th century; and recent works by such contemporary artists as Moroccan painter Mohammed Tabal and Cuban painter Zaida del Rio. Excellent reproductions and individual discussions of most of the exhibited pieces accompany an extensive multi-part text examining such topics as the artistic representation of Moorish dancing in medieval Europe, the folk beliefs surrounding the curative function of the tarantella and the spiritual dimensions of traditional North African dances.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,06,15,19,33
Worldwide Number: 026450
Paperbound $43.50    

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