n De Arte - Art routes : a guide to South African art collections, Rayda Becker and Rochelle Keene : book review

Volume 2001, Issue 64
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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The publication, is filled with a wonderful diversity of objects and images from South Africa including the Linton Panel (a San rock painting - an art form dating back 27 000 years), a work by Marcel Duchamp (a European artist affiliated with the Dada and Surrealist movements), an oil painting by Gerard Sekoto (one of South Africa's pioneer black painters) and a Sotho sekoana (beaker/ vessel) sporting two neat feet wearing a pair of ladies shoes. While its primary focus is clearly art, as is evident from the title, the editors have incorporated archaeological and so-called 'ethnographic' material from cultural history and other museums. These have been included because, as the editors point out, 'the conventional definition of art needed to be expanded.'

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