Africa | Mask from the Lega people of the Democratic Republic of Congo | Ivory; orangish brown patina. H: 19,5 cm | ca. 19th / 20th century || n Lega country, large (Idumu) ivory masks are of great significance as part of the institution of the Bwami, the combined concepts of ethics and beauty they perfectly symbolise.
Hard Wired: Artist 14: Naum Gabo When WWI broke out he moved to Copehangen, then Oslo, Finland with his brother, Alexei. After the war ended he moved back to Russia in 1917 and became engaged in both art and politics. He contributed to open air exhibits and taught at Vkhutemas with Wassily Kandinsky (a synesthete artist). At this point he began experimenting with kinetic sculpture.