- Period: Belgium colonial period
- Years: 50s
- Style: African ethnic art
- Materials & techniques: Impasto, knife painting
- Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Maker: -
- Artist: A. Dunza
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Group at the Tanganyika lakeshore. African painting from Belgium Congo, signed by DOM around 1950. Knife Painting. Oil on chipboard. Original frame DOM is a prolific painter with a passion for painting with knives. He depicts traditional African culture on a daily basis. His paintings tell of the calm of vulnerable populations who aspire to live in dignity through their work.
Whether or not conformity to nature is posited as a basic principle, painters in the Belgian Congo were called upon by their sponsors to release a creative energy that is supposed to have been preserved, even in the big cities, from all contact with other existing art forms in the world.
The knife is a kind of flexible steel trowel, it allows a painting which, by its reliefs, catches the light and brings life to the painting. Painting with a knife allows the painter to develop a personal and powerful style. Painting with textures, but also gestural painting, painting with a knife also allows a very abstract approach to the subject, a simple suggestion of things while remaining figurative. Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Period: Belgium Congo, the 50s Conditions: Very good. Wear consistent with age and use. Frame in light wood painted in white with some little damages.
|Nº of pieces:||1|
|Height:||51,00 cm (20,08")|
|Width:||40,50 cm (15,94")|