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Congo Art Works (N° 19337)

Copy: Fondation Georges Arthur Forrest.
After independence, the first popular paintings appeared on the walls of Congolese interiors. These paintings have been described as "conversation pieces" - they are "in conversation" - because more than as objects, they are important, first of all, by the image they convey.
The meaning attributed to the images is not always fixed: each person can then go about his or her own interpretation, reflecting on the concerns of everyday life. Often considered as a colonial genre, Congolese popular painting is in fact part of a long history of drawing in the Democratic Republic of Congo that precedes colonization. (...)

Authors: Bambi Ceuppens and Sammy Baloji
Royal Museum of Central Africa
Status: NEW
Language: French
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 180 x 150 mm
ISBN : 978-2873869892

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