Kongo across the Waters

  title={Kongo across the Waters},
  author={Susan Cooksey and Robin Poynor and Hein Vanhee},
  journal={African Arts},
Part I: Kongo in Africa -- 1. The culture of Mbanza Kongo / Linda Heywood and John Thornton -- Focus 1. King Pedro VII of Kongo (r. 1923-55) -- 2. By the sword and the cross: power and faith in the arts of the Christian Kongo / Cecile Fromont -- Focus 2. Capuchin didactic documents -- 3. Rock art as a source for the history of the Kongo Kingdom / Geoffroy Heimlich -- Focus 3. the Kongo cross across centuries -- 4. Kongo, North America and the slave trade / Jelmer Vos -- Focus 4. Images of the… 
The Kongo Cross Across Centuries
Unlike rock art in the Sahara and southern Africa, both extensively documented, rock art in central Africa is still widely unknown. Even though already reported in the sixteenth century by the
The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo by Cécile Fromont (review)
When I became the Area Editor for Africa at the Grove Dictionary of Art in the early 1990s, I was surprised to nd that the section devoted to “Religion” in the multipart survey article on the art of
Lovo, rock images, and mythology in the Land of the Kongo
In Kongo Central, rock art sites stretch from Kinshasa to the Atlantic coast and from northern Angola to southern Congo-Brazzaville. Preliminary research revealed one coherent entity situated north
Introduction: Kongo Atlantic Dialogues
Introduction Articles in this issue that relate to the Kikongo speaking peoples of Central Africa and the Kongo diaspora to North America and South America are derived from papers presented at the
A Text-Book Textile at the Pitt Rivers Museum: Historiographical Notes on a Kongo Cushion-Cover, its Canonical Status, Dating, and Provenance
Since the mid 1990s, the Kongo cushion-cover that is the subject of this article (Figs. 1–2) has been exhibited and published a number of times (detailed below)—and, as I write, other loans and
The anthropology and history of rock art in the Lower Congo in perspective
Abstract The rock art of the Lovo Massif region in the Lower Congo offers a fascinating and understudied example of artistic traditions, some of which predate the period of European contact. The
Creative Mediations: The Figurative Ceramics of Voania (from) Muba
| african arts WINTER 2019 VOL. 52, NO. 4 Boldly emblazoning his signature VOANIA MUBA across the sides of his works, the potter Voania,1 from the small town of Muba in the west of present-day
Incremental Shifts: The Contemporariness of Masquerade
| african arts WINTER 2020 VOL. 53, NO.4 Scholars of African art history are familiar with the value of revisiting existing research. Such reexaminations can offer new perspectives, employ updated
Resistance and the Slavery Counter-Narrative
This chapter examines the myriad ways that authors subverted the post-bellum slavery narrative - employing, variously, Marxist ideas, pan-Africanism and non-racially motivated anti-imperialist
Textiles et croyances:: les tissus africains et les pratiques religieuses
« Le jour venu, à la lumière du soleil, le Septième génie expectora quatre-vingts fils de coton qu’il répartit entre ses dents supérieures utilisées comme celles d’un peigne de métier à tisser. Il


Building the Devil's Empire: French Colonial New Orleans
"Building the Devil's Empire" is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans' early years, tracing the town's development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768.
Black Society in Spanish Florida
The first extensive study of the African American community under colonial Spanish rule, "Black Society in Spanish Florida" provides a vital counterweight to the better-known dynamics of the Anglo
Tradition and Innovation in African-American Yards
Si l'amenagement des cours et jardins des Afro-americains varie selon l'assortiment propose par les commerces, les objets et les plantes trouves, les contraintes et les possibilites d'adaptation et
Carrié’s works provide a transition between the past and present of Kongo-derived religion in the New World, as seen in his images that insert Vodou deities into modern scenes
  • The paintings Le Depart (1996) and La Traverse
  • 1996
1992.“Defining African-American Canes.
  • In American Folk Canes : Personal Sculpture,
  • 1992