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ARTS AND MYTHS VOL. 2



 
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This Arte France television production returns to the heart of the "first arts," introducing major artistic pieces from African, Oceania, South America, and Asia. Each of the six half-hour segments in this volume of the Arts du Mythe series explores the myths behind a magnificent work of art, including an Itamul skull from New Guinea, a Hopi Kachina doll from the American Southwest, a Chinese shadow figure, a statue of the voodoo god Gu from Benin, a Kodiak mask from Alaska, and a Mnong Gar jar stake from Vietnam. The programs offer insight into the creation of the pieces, their uses, history, and cultural significance then and now. According to co-director Ludovic Segarra, "I would like these films to send a shiver...to send a shock of the same order as when primitive African art exploded on the scene between 1910 and 1920, creating a revolution in art." In English, German, or French.

Philippe Truffault/Jean-Loic Portron/Ludovic Segarra---France---2006---156 mins.