Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa
Authored by Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, assistant professor at Emory University in Atlanta, who received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has conducted more than 20 months of fieldwork among Senufo communities in Burkina Faso between 2004 and 2012. Upon completion of her PhD, Prof. Gagliardi has held prestigious fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C., and from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Comprised of four chapters and an equal number interludes. Additional authors: William Griswold (Director’s Foreword), Constantine Petridis (Preface), and Tiona Ferdinand Ouattara (Foreword).
Hardcover, 272 pages, 250 illustrations. Retail price $60.
Caravaggio and His Legacy
Edited by J. Patrice Marandel
They were known as the “Caravaggisti”—artists who imitated the 16th-century master’s earthy, realistic style or subject matter. Caravaggio’s impact on his contemporaries was immediate, but in the decades that followed his brief career, hundreds of artists drew inspiration from his innovative use of intense light and shadow, the distinctly theatrical atmosphere of his paintings, his use of religious imagery, and his preference for painting directly from life.
This companion volume to the exhibition Bodies and Shadows, Caravaggio and His Legacy at LACMA features works by Caravaggio and more than 30 other artists including Georges de la Tour, Nicolas Regnier, Bernardo Strozzi, Nicolas Tournier, Simon Vouet, and Francisco de Zurbaran. The book displays an amazing cross section of genre, portraiture, historical subjects, and religious scenes. Bringing together previously unconnected painters from Italy, Northern Europe, France, and Spain, this remarkable collection brilliantly illustrates Caravaggio’s enormous effect on the development of 17th-century European painting.
- 176 pages
- 105 illustrations
“THE MOURNERS: TOMB SCULPTURE FROM THE COURT OF BURGUNDY”, Masterpieces of French sculpture from the Court of Burgundy
Text by Sophie Jugie
This book features an insightful essay by Sophie Jugie, Director of the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and presents stunning, evocative photographs of the forty sculptures of The Mourners (les Pleurants) from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342-1404), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, from which these sculptures emerged, was once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, but is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.
This publication coincides with the exhibiton, The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy which features thirty sculptures from Dijon and one from The Cleveland Museum of Art, which will be touring the United States and France from 2010-12. The exhibition is organized by the Dallas Art Museum. (French and English)