Côte d’Ivoire Face Mask Unmatted PrintDREAMWORKS GRAPHIC COM
Print developed from Probably Ubi; Côte d’Ivoire, Face Mask, 20th century, from the exhibition The Language of Beauty in African Art.
In some cultures, the ugly and the beautiful are brought together in a gendered pairing, with male masks that combine animal and human features set against female masks that exemplify the local canon of physical attractiveness. Arresting examples of such some complementary pairs can be found in the masquerades of Senufo in Côte d’Ivoire and Igbo in Nigeria.
- Print Reproduction
- Poster size: 11 x14 in.
- Material: Premium Cardstock