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  • ICAA Record ID
    1110745
    AUTHOR
    Verswijver, Gustaaf
    TITLE
    La notion de personne. La peinture corporelle chez les Kayapó. Les hommes-oiseaux. Toi et toi seul peut porter ma parure. Catalogue raisonné
    DESCRIPTION
    155p.
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    VERSWIJVER, Gustaaf; VIDAL, Lux. Body painting among the Kaiapó: The Concept of Person and Self. Catalogue raisonné. In: VERSWIJVER, Gustaaf et al. Kaiapó. Amazonie. Plumes et peintures corporelles. Tervuren; Gent, Bélgica: Musée Royal d´Afrique Centrale; Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1992. p.37-192. pp.37-49
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Synopsis

This volume contains three essays on the feather art of the Mekrãgnoti tribe, a subgroup of the Kayapó people. The first, “La notion de personne. La peinture corporelle chez les Kayapó” [Body Painting Among the Kayapó: The Concept of Person and Self], was written jointly by anthropologists Lux Vidal and Gustaaf Verswijver. The second, “Les homes-oiseaux” [The Bird-Men], and the third, “Toi e toi seul pêut porter ma parure” [You and You Alone Can Carry My Jewels], were written by Verswijver. The volume also contains a catalogue raisonné with ninety full color photographs. The preface was written by Dr. Thys van den Audenaerde, director of the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Central in Tervuren, Belgium. The volume features a map showing the territories where the Kayapó Indians reside; two illustrations by graphic artist Marianne de Roeck; and tables by Jacqueline Renard, also a graphic artist, listing feather headdresses, with forty types of plants found in the Mekrãgnoti village with the spatial distribution of the different feathers. The photographs were taken by Verswijver, Lux Vidal, and Isabella Giannini Vidal. The volume includes a bibliography.

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Synopsis

Ensaio sobre a arte plumária dos Mekrãgnoti, sub-grupo Kayapó. Este ensaio é de autoria dos antropólogos Lux Vidal e Gustaaf Verswijver.  O catálogo é ilustrado por noventa fotos a cores, apresenta um prefácio de autoria do Dr. Thys van den Audernaerde, diretor do Museu Real da África Central, de Tervuren, Bélgica, um mapa, com a localização do território dos indígenas Kayapó, duas ilustrações de autoria da artista gráfica Marianne de Roeck e duas tabelas a cores, de autoria da artista gráfica Jacqueline Renard (lista de cocares, com 40 diferentes tipos e planta esqumatizada da aldeia Mekrãgnoti, com uma repartição espacial dos diferentes cocares). Fotos de Gustaaf Verswijver, Lux Vidal e Isabella Giannini Vidal. O catálogo inclui bibliografia.

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This fairly extensive catalogue raisonné is one of the most important and thorough discussions of feather art in Brazil ever published in Europe. The first essay, “La notion de personne. La peinture corporelle chez les Kayapó,” discusses the vegetable and mineral materials used to obtain the only three colors used by the Kayapó in body painting and explains the meaning of that painting. The authors of this first text also discuss the different styles developed by the various Kayapó groups. The essay entitled “Les hommes-oiseaux” addresses feathers and identity, as well as the Kayapó cosmology and their account of the origin of birds. The final essay, “Toi et toi seul pêut porter ma parure,” describes the criteria for the use of feather ornamentation (headdresses and other feather-based works), relating them to Mekrãgnoti spatial structure, residential segments, and ritual privileges. Extensive and rich in information, this catalogue raisonné is illustrated with works of feather art and with objects of the material culture where feathers are used as ornamentation.

 

To complement the broad vision of the aesthetic anthropology of certain Brazilian indigenous groups provided by Lux Vidal, see “A pintura corporal e a arte gráfica entre os Kayapó-Xikrin do Cateté” [doc. no. 1110731)] and “A arte gráfica Ticuna” [doc. no. 1110730].

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Esta é uma das mais relevantes e completas abordagens sobre a arte plumária de indígenas do Brasil, valorizada por um extenso catálogo raisonné. No ensaio, "Body painting among the Kaiapó: The Concept of Person and Self", os autores apresentam uma relação das matérias vegetais ou minerais utilizadas para obter as três únicas cores usadas pelos Kayapó na pintura corporal e explicitam qual é o significado dessa pintura. Tratam das variações estilísticas entre os diferentes grupos Kayapó. O extenso e muito informative catálogo raisonné é ilustrado com peças de arte plumária e com objetos da cultura material nos quais as plumas são usadas como ornamento.

 Ver também:

A plumária indígena no Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia da USP.  Sonia Ferraro Dorta & Marília Xavier Cury
Arte plumária dos índios Kaapor.  Darcy Ribeiro & Berta G. Ribeiro
Arte plumária e máscaras de dança dos índios brasileiros. Noêmia Mourão

 

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Researcher
Equipe Brasil: Carlos Moura
Team
FAPESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Credit
Reproduzido com o consetimento de Lux Boelitz Vidal, (lugar)São Paulo, BR
Location
Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia - USP