A kind soul has made Carl Einstein’s Negerplastik freely available online here. The man was not related to that other Einstein, but nonetheless. ics, no one addressed the subject more thoughtfully than Carl Einstein. In his. Negerplastik (),1 the first published book-length study of the art of Africa, Ein . If Carl Einstein’s name sounds vaguely familiar today, it will likely be as the author of Negro Sculpture (), a monograph comprised of an introductory text, .

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The work carried out by German scholars on Congolese art during the occupation would prove to be considerably helpful in Einstein’s later efforts to encourage the beginning of a serious appreciation of black African art by Europeans.


This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat S trotherZ. SpencerBaldwin et GillenF. Upon his return he started writing prose and joined the radical circle around Franz Pfemfert and his magazine Die Aktion. Einstein welcomed the outbreak of war and volunteered for the Imperial German Army. KieferKlaus H. Nkisi nkondiKongo, photo Alberto Ricci.

IBerlin, Medusa, Dans certaines prisons, quatre-vingts pour cent des prisonniers portent des tatouages. However, when the proposed appointment was passed to the government bureaucracy for approval as Negerplashik professors were regarded as senior civil servants who required royal approval. Masque pende, photo Alberto Ricci. The majority of his wartime service was spent in German-occupied Belgium.

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À la recherche de l’Afrique dans Negerplastik de Carl Einstein

Einstein also worked on numerous journals and collective projects, among some of the more important: Agrandir Original jpeg, 2,0M. Un dernier mot sur la transformation: Agrandir Original jpeg, 1,9M. Claudia Heide, Art in Translation 1, [], p. The second child born to Daniel Einstein, an active member of the local Jewish community, and Sophie Einstein, Carl was a year younger than his sister Hedwigwho would become known as cwrl concert pianist and the wife of sculptor Benno Elkan.


Bereft of alternatives, Einstein committed suicide in the Pyrenees town of Lestelle-Betharram on 5 July Suicide and the Holocaust. Jeremy Howard, Art in Translation 1, [], p.

This was accompanied by a number of accounts of Carl’s agitational activity during the German Revolutionincluding Carl’s graveside oration after the murder of Rosa Luxemburgwhich frequently omitted his first name.

Agrandir Original jpeg, 1,8M. Carl Einstein 26 April — 5 Julyborn Karl Einsteinwas an influential German Jewish writer, art historian, anarchist and critic. Views Read Edit View history.

Albert Einstein was offered a part-time professorship at Leiden University in Sommaire – Document suivant. Notes analytiques sur les collections ethnographiques.

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This led to the publication of Bebuquin oder die Dilettanten des Wunders in serialised form in Die Aktion inwith an subsequent volume collecting the episodes in a single book. Trapped in southern France following Nazi Germany ‘s defeat of the French Third RepublicEinstein took his own life by jumping from a bridge [1] on 5 July Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics47,p.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Regarded as one of the first critics to appreciate the development of Cubismas well as for his work on African art and influence on the European avant-gardeEinstein was a friend and colleague of such figures as George EineteinGeorges BraquePablo Picasso and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.

Hendrik Lorentzone of the people who organised the offer saw it as way of promoting international reconciliation following the First World War. Traduction de Camille Joseph. For good or ill, the publication of Negerplastik constitutes a founding act of African art history.