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Der Künstler Tibebe Terffa / The Artist Tibebe Terffa
Der Künstler Tibebe Terffa / The Artist Tibebe Terffa

Der Künstler Tibebe Terffa / The Artist Tibebe Terffa

Von Äthiopien in die Welt / From Ethiopia into the World

ART

128 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9783731905769

Rights: US & CA

Michael Imhof Verlag (Oct 2017)

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Overview

Tibebe Terffa is one of the most well known Ethiopian artists. Although one of his parents was a Catholic, he was born in the Muslim city of Harar. He attended the Fine Arts School in Addis Ababa, and has been working as a studio artist since 1984. At the beginning of his artistic career, he focused on impressions of the city of Harar and, up until the 1980s, Tibebe Terffa was known as the 'Harari Painter.' Over recent decades, his paintings have shifted more towards abstract art. In order to provide insight into the rich cultural background of the country in which Tibebe Terffa is embedded, this book provides a short overview of the painting traditions of Ethiopia.

Author Biography

Elisabeth Biasio studied cultural anthropology, psychology, and the history of religion at the University of Zurich. She worked as the curator for the Ethiopian, North African, and Near East collections of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich. She has been carrying out research in Ethiopia since 1982 and has published several articles and books on Ethiopian art. Peter R. Gerber studied sociology, cultural anthropology, and social psychology at the University of Zurich. He worked at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich as curator responsible for all collections from North-, Middle-, and South-America. He has accompanied Elisabeth Biasio several times on her research trips to Ethiopia.