Ritual – Sculpture by Addé 2019


Although belonging to the same Latin root (ritus) there is/ was, a distinction between rites and rituals, when rites apply to beliefs/ religion, and rituals to social behaviour.

Today both terms are used in all human sciences, but also in zoology, since our animal cousins share with us social rituals.

For quite some time now, the origins of rituals have been studied by many disciplines , as well as their importance and consequences, in infinite variations proper to each culture.

The function of rituals is collective and societal, keeping cohesion in a group. They are not limited to a natural environment, but when being rites, involve a form of magic/ religious relations with the supranatural.


Rituel – sculpture par Addé


Bien qu’appartenant à la même racine latine (ritus), il y a/avait une distinction entre les rites et les rituels, lorsque les rites s’appliquent aux croyances/ religions, et les rituels au comportement social.

Aujourd’hui, les deux termes sont utilisés dans toutes les sciences humaines, mais aussi en zoologie, puisque nos cousins animaux partagent avec nous des rituels sociaux.

Depuis un certain temps déjà, les origines des rituels sont étudiées par de nombreuses disciplines, ainsi que leur importance et leurs conséquences, dans des variations infinies propres à chaque culture.

La fonction des rituels est collective et sociétale, maintenant la cohésion dans un groupe. Ils ne se limitent pas à un environnement naturel, mais lorsqu’ils sont rites, impliquent une forme de relations magiques/religieuses avec le supranaturel.

Les sculptures, du moins certaines d’entre elles, sont les jalons, le rappel du rituel.



Ritual, Sculpture by Addé, photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 photo 6 photo 7 photo 8 photo 9 photo 10

Ritual – Sculpture by Addé – photos Xea B.


Sculptures, at least some of them, are the milestones, the reminders of rituality.


6 comments… add one
  • muz4now May 12, 2019 @ 1:50

    This piece is so mesmerizing in the varieties of expression. Beautifully done!

    • Addé May 18, 2019 @ 13:03

      Thank you Stan, quite a sensitive appreciation. Somehow, a sculpture, especially when painted, is close to music, with rhythm, melody, tessitura, and accentuations which makes it easily accessible for a musician like you.

  • BallesWorld May 17, 2019 @ 14:12

    Interesting ??

    • Xea B May 17, 2019 @ 16:13

      Thank you Balle, always a pleasure to see you and your delicious recipes!

      • BallesWorld May 17, 2019 @ 23:26

        Thank you very much, it is also based on reciprocity.

        Have a nice weekend
        best regards

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