The Portrait in African Art. Report on a Series of Experiments

@inproceedings{Himmelheber2016ThePI,
  title={The Portrait in African Art. Report on a Series of Experiments},
  author={Hans Himmelheber and Richard George Elliott},
  year={2016}
}
AbstractHimmelheber’s article is an exploration of mask styles in African art and whether some masks could be said to resemble portraiture from a Western European perspective. Himmelheber is challenging Douglas Fraser’s assertion that African artists were unable to reproduce the likeness of persons by carrying out an experiment in various villages in Ivory Coast. The experiment was to ask four different artists to produce a carved wooden mask resembling his face. Himmelheber describes the… CONTINUE READING