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Kafou - Haiti, Art and Vodou

Kafou - Haiti, Art and Vodou

$64.95(AUD)  inc GST

Nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and sequin flags by 35 artists from the 1940s to the present day trace the representation of Vodou, reflecting Haiti’s historical experience through the supernatural. Haiti is especially known for the art of its urban and rural poor. The label “naive” has often been applied to it, but doesn’t do it justice. The imaginative power and visual intricacy of these artworks reflect the richness of Haitian history and culture. They are in sharp contrast to the country’s familiar reputation for extreme poverty, natural disaster and political violence. Haitian art is often at its most extraordinary when inspired by Vodou – a spiritual belief system followed by an estimated 90% of Haitians.

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General Fields

  • : 9781907421051
  • : Nottingham Contemporary
  • : Nottingham Contemporary
  • : July 2012
  • : 280mm X 210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 248