DescriptionThis lecture will focus on the history, social aspects and cultural meaning of Tingatinga painting; East Africa’s most popular contemporary painting style. Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lend his exotic and frivolous name to the style he created single handedly. He was one of the most influential artists of the African continent and the artist with the shortest art career in the history of the world-4 years only. Tingatinga painting is a trademark for Tanzania and work of the most prominent members of the style is exhibited in major galleries in China, Europe and America. The lecture will feature a power point presentation with work of renowned Tingatinga painters such as George Lilanga, Damian Msagula and David Mzuguno and will also contain a short documentary film featuring a master class by the late David Mzuguno, showing him creating one of his last masterpieces. The lecture will furthermore show the link between naïve arts worldwide and speaks about the oeuvres of Henri ‘Le Douanier’ Rousseau, Nikifor and Grandma Moses. This fascinating lecture will expand your understanding and appreciation of contemporary African Visual Arts as a medium for the communication and understanding of cultural values. Following this lecture will be the opening of the art exhibit.
Pascal Bogaert, Belgian, obtained a masters degree in the visual arts and a teaching license from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium in 1997. He lived and work in East Africa since 1998 and I am currently the MYP and IB Visual Arts teacher at the International School of Uganda.
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