Monday, November 10, 2014

NOW THIS IS AN ALRIGHT 19TH CENTURY WHITE DUDE.



I REMEMBER BEING DRAWN TO HIS WORK IN SCHOOL AND SAW SOME OF HIS SCULPTURES IN PARIS AT THE MUSEE D'ORSAY AND AM SO EXCITED TO SPLASH HIS WORK ALL OVER THE BLOG! CHARLES-HENRY-JOSEPH CORDIER 
(pictured above) WAS A ETHNOGRAPHIC SCULPTOR AND HIS WORK, WHILE WILDLY UNDER THE RADAR STATESIDE, IS AND WAS CELEBRATED AS A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF "THE OTHER" LENDING A GLIMPSE OF THE BEAUTY IN PEOPLE THAT EXISTED OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN REALM. 

THE QUALITY OF THE MATERIAL USED TO  BUILD HIS WORK, LENT TO HIS REVERANCE FOR CULTURES NOT HIS OWN. IN HIS UNPUBLISHED MEMOIRS, CORDIER REMARKED,  "MY ART INCORPORATED THE REALITY OF A WHOLE NEW SUBJECT, THE REVOLT AGAINST SLAVERY AND THE BIRTH ON ANTHROPOLOGY." CHECK OUT SOME IMAGES OF HIS WORK, AND MAYBE BUY YOU ONE. 


 THE JEWISH WOMAN OF ALGIERS, 1862, 
ALGERIAN ONYX-MARLBE, BRONZE, GILT BRONZE, ENAMEL, AND AMETHYST EYES; 
WHITE MARBLE SOCLE

LA CAPRESSE DES COLONIES, 1861
        ALGERIAN ONYX-MARLBE, BRONZE, GILT BRONZE, ENAMEL; WHITE MARBLE SOCLE


BUST OF SAID ABDULLAH OF THE DARFOUR PEOPLES, 1848, BRONZE


MAURESQUE D'ALGER CHANTANT, 1856, BRONZE AND GILT BRONZE 







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