A good exhibition about Lobi Art in germany: ...
See below this page the complete 7 parts series streaming, or buy them on DVD.
The movie below was done in 1976 and David Attenborough will give you more explanation about the Dogon beliefs and story in The tribal eye (~ book link) by David Attenborough, and the influence on modern art.
Interesting is the fact that most shooting of this movie was done in Africa and you can see some of the rituals, but also many of the pieces from the British Museum illustrate this. Some of the facts are a bit dated, but it still is a nice and instructive watch if you want to understand the meaning of the use of masks and statues.
Streaming video of the entire Tribal Eye series are available online. Everyof this 7 part series is around 50 minutes long .
Though the Tribal Eye series is again available on PAL DVD and playable on multi-format players,
it’s not available as easily for those of us who want to use our computers with DVD players set
to the region including only the US. So you can see them streaming if you are a member of this site, or buy the one time fee to access the complete content of this posting.
If you want to buy the DVD’s to see it conveniently from your home the only place where it can be bought is on Amazon UK where you can read more, the price will be surprisingly low :
~ David Attenborough
But members of my club can see the 7 parts of 50 minutes eacht online movie below
This series features David Attenborough s original 1975 Tribal Art: The Complete Series and includes all seven programmes commissioned for the BBC ...
Even if a bit dated ( certainly the prices!) this field reportage fom David Attenborough is very interesting for all those who want to learn more about Benin Bonzes, casting and meaning.
At the turn of the century Europeans refused to believe that the craftsmen of the Nigerian Kingdom of Benin could have made such sophisticated and beautiful bronze castings. This program traces the history of Benin and Yoruba bronzes, and examines the techniques used in making them, and the results. We see the beautiful and elegant portrait busts, plaques and standing figures which read as impressive chronicles of the elaborate court life under the autocratic Obas of Benin. The members movie below was done in 1976 and will give you more explanation about the castings and the use of Benin Bronzes (what an evolution in prices since then!) in The tribal eye ~ book and movie by David Attenborough