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Maker: Gerard Santoni
1943 - 2008, born Côte d'Ivoire
Beau Rivage
Date: 1989
Medium: Cotton, bark cloth
Dimensions: H x W: 90 x 118.1 cm (35 7/16 x 46 1/2 in.)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Geography: Côte d'Ivoire
Object Number: 91-7-1
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Exhibited: Currents: Water in African Art

Gerard Santoni was educated in Côte d’Ivoire before attending art school in Paris and Nice. His tapestries fuse modern aesthetics with the techniques and styles of Baule indigo-dyed textiles and barkcloth. Known for his landscapes, Santoni focuses on the color and rhythms of water in Beau Rivage, suggestive of a river mouth at the sea.

Cotton thread and dyed barkcloth strips, some dyed with cola and with indigo.

Currents: Water in African Art, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 2016-ongoing



Old Africa, New Africa, Africa Observed, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, November 7-December 21, 1997



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