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Women Carrying Burdens on Her Heads by Louis Koyongonda



Absolutely gorgeous knife painting of women carrying burdens on her heads. Signed by Louis Koyongonda. Oil on billboard. Belgium Congo between 1940 & 1960. Knife painting. Unframed. The paintings of this welll know African painter of the Congolese School are frequently on sale on many auction houses like Drouot in France. He was born in 1918 and died in 1999. He was part of the young Congolese painters who gathered at the Stanley Pool in the late 40s. 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 Painting with a knife has become a speciality in which several African painters excel and this painting is an exceptional example of it. Democratic Republic of Congo 1950/1960 Belgium Congo.


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    Height: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Width: 9.26 in. (23.5 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1 cm)
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    Beuzevillette, FR
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    1stDibs: LU2663325144422

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