Painting – Artist Xea B. – Celebration of the Pende Mbuya
This fine painting expresses the joyfulness of the feasts given by the Pende on many occasions. A precise ritual is attached to each mask. First there is a song, music and lyrics, from which the composer will create a costume. Then he will present the whole to the sculptor who will be inspired to create the exact character. Then will come the choregraphy. All elements set together become a living entity.
The Bapende (Ba for plural) are a people of Central Africa, in this province of Bandundu and Kasai Occidental in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the territories of Idiofa, and of Gungu (Tshikapa). They are known for and their masks and dances. The Pende came from Angola by Lukala river, tributary of the Kwanza. They divided into two groups. Western Pende settled on both sides of Kwilu in the territory of Gungu. The Eastern Pende inhabit the banks of the Kasai downstream Tshikapa.
This fine painting expresses the joyfulness of the feasts given by the Pende on many occasions.
Original painting with certificate.
Signed on the back.
Material: Oil on linen canvas
Chassis 65 x 100 cm / 25.59 x 39.37 inches
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