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Pacific Island Art - 26th Apr 2018

Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Eric Kjellgren

This extensively illustrated book provides a glimpse of the art from New Guinea, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and island Southeast Asia held in the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The people of Oceania have developed a huge array of distinct artistic traditions. 

Feast your eyes on masks, tattoos, paintings, weaving, carvings, cooking implements, religious symbols, tools, weapons, statues, clothing and headresses. The variety is endless and pervades almost every aspect of daily life in the Pacific..

Oceanic art has had an influence on artists such as Gaugin and Picasso.

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