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    theafricatheynevershowyou:

    Gladys ‘Nomfanekiso’ Mgudlandlu (1923 - 1978)

    Gladys Mgundlandlu was born near Peddie, Eastern Cape in 1923 to Mfengu parents.

    A dedicated art school teacher, Mgudlandlu began painting for herself in 1952. But it was her grandmother’s death in 1957 that spurred her on to paint seriously. Mgudlandlu was deeply influenced by her rural childhood and had been taught to paint wall murals by her grandmother. She was a self-taught artist and created her own unique African expressionist style of painting using vivid colours with bold, rhythmic brush-strokes to depict landscapes, people, fauna and flora overlaid by the influence of Xhosa folklore.

    Mgudlandlu worked in a variety of media using watercolour, oil paints, crayon, gouache, ink and felt-tip pens. She painted after her teaching day by the light of a paraffin lamp to create her naïve, dream-like pictures. The name ‘Nomfanekiso’ means ‘she who paints at night’. She has been criticized for not rooting her work in the socio-political protest genre current in the face of the apartheid experience. However, this is to overlook the spiritual and symbolic importance of her work.

    Following the success of her second solo exhibition in 1962, Mgudlandlu said, “I think that I can claim to be the first African woman in the country to hold an exhibition. As far as I know, I am the only African woman who has taken painting seriously. It has become my first love and there is nothing else I want to do.”

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    #Gladys ‘Nomfanekiso’ Mgudlandlu  #The name ‘Nomfanekiso’ means ‘she who paints at night’.  #African woman  #art 

    seeinggsounds:

    Myself (Ashley B. Chew) working in my room. Photos by Toxicc Photography.

    i see a nice bob marley there

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    #artist  #art 
    centralamericacontemporary:

Marcio Díaz 
Mother and Daughter 
2010
This new style’s moniker, “bubblism,” was inspired by children who called his new work “bubble paintings.” The style has been compared to the “pointillism of Seurat.” But Diaz’s work has heartfelt deepness that pointillism lacks. His simple, rural roots come through in his work taking the viewer on a journey back to his homeland.-Shawn Greenleaf

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    centralamericacontemporary:

    Marcio Díaz 

    Mother and Daughter 

    2010

    This new style’s moniker, “bubblism,” was inspired by children who called his new work “bubble paintings.” The style has been compared to the “pointillism of Seurat.” But Diaz’s work has heartfelt deepness that pointillism lacks. His simple, rural roots come through in his work taking the viewer on a journey back to his homeland.-Shawn Greenleaf

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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    #Marcio Díaz  #Mother and Daughter  #bubblism  #art 

    sab-rena:

    Sphere + Pyramid + Cube by Sab Rena

    this is so 80s to me

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    #gif  #art  #hair 
    swamped:

Bogumil Bronkowski & Laura Colby”Sure Truths Await,” 2012Oil on Panel / 16”x12”

    swamped:

    Bogumil Bronkowski Laura Colby
    Sure Truths Await,” 2012
    Oil on Panel / 16”x12”

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    #Sure Truths Await  #Bogumil Bronkowski & Laura Colby  #art 

    cross-connect:

    Bronwyn Oliver

    One of Australia’s best known contemporary sculptors, Oliver died in Sydney in July this year at the age of 47. The posthumous exhibition held in August by her long time Sydney gallery dealer Roslyn Oxley was a fitting tribute to the artist’s life and work. The delicacy and grace of her intricate, painstakingly executed sculptural forms filled the space like enduring organic totems.Oliver’s copper and bronze sculptures are instantly appealing, their sensual and tactile beauty emulating natural phenomena such as seeds, pods and primal life forms.

    Selected by Andrew

    — 4 months ago with 235 notes
    #contemporary sculptors  #art 

    66lanvin:

    lamusenoire:

    Fashion Art: Grace Bol and Kai Newman by Max von Gumppenberg und Patrick Bienert for VOGUE Germany May 2014

    CREDITS: Photography by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert, styling by Nicola Knels, Hair Styling by Maxine Mace and Makeup by Mayumi Oda.

    AFRICA is my DESCENT…………No.22

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    #africa  #fashion  #art 
    briannamccarthy:

goldlings series remixed.
brianna mccarthy. 2014

    briannamccarthy:

    goldlings series remixed.

    brianna mccarthy. 2014

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    — 4 months ago with 784 notes
    #brianna mccarthy  #art 

    devotedtodiversityinart:

    medievalpoc:

    Contemporary Art Week!

    S. Ross Browne

    Series: Self-Evident Truths

    from the artist’s statement:

    These paintings represent a modern study in dichotomy and perception from a historical context using portraiture as the interpretive engine.

    I often use the image of the black woman in unaccustomed/atypical context; derived to create a visual tension between historical fact, misinformation and myth. The viewer is lured into the possible narrative of the depicted figure by her beauty, strength and grace; however immediately enters an intellectual menagerie where they are confounded by the disconnected visual clues. Is she slave or slaveholder? Is she captive or free, is she servant or served? Is she factual or fictional in a historical context? All of these questions and more provide basis for the individual viewers journey of allegorical interpretation.

    The images are imbued with cultural and ethnic symbolism that provides insight into the historical context of the painting. Yet, the icons, combined with my personal visual vocabulary, may remain unseen or misread by the “unknowing” eye; the eye that never learned the historic bases for all the possibilities in the lives of these women. In a society that often make instant cultural judgements based on visual cues that are often stereotypical, but not always, I feel offering ethnic imagery that defies common visual library of the modern citizen may challenge each individuals biases and foregone conclusions of their own notions of what race represents in history and therefore in humanity.

    The images beg the question: Is “Truth” self-evident? Who’s “Truth”? How does knowledge, experience and perception of one’s “self” determine what is evident? If the view of oneself is skewed is it possible to see another clearly?

    This person is amazing!

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    — 4 months ago with 4905 notes
    #art 
    ozu-teapot:

Dorothea’s Rache (Dorothea’s Revenge) - Peter Fleischmann - 1974
Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer

ok…this is a penis 
…what is this supposed to symbolize?

    ozu-teapot:

    Dorothea’s Rache (Dorothea’s Revenge) - Peter Fleischmann - 1974

    Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer

    ok…this is a penis 

    …what is this supposed to symbolize?

    (via fleshtemple)

    — 4 months ago with 68 notes
    #art