Painting – Artist Xea B. – Pende Healing Mask
In 1909, Pablo Picasso painted « Les Demoiselles d’Avignon » regarded as the founding opus of Cubism. That painting was a shock, particularly because of the « deformed » faces of the characters. It is little known Picasso found his inspiration when discovering the Pende Mbangu masks. Apart from its scientifical aspects, not much has been said about the strengh and power of those amazing works of art.
As a tribute, this very strong painting has caught, in an impressive close-up, the essence of the mask: the deformed black/ white face and the eye, contain both distress and willpower. The frame in its roughness adds to the global intention of the homage.
Original painting with certificate.
Signed on the back.
Material: Acrylic on paper marouflaged on canvas
Chassis 72 x 92 cm / 28.3 x 36.2 inches.
The paintings are framed for presentation only. Those frames are carefully chosen according to the character of each painting, as a suggestion. Yet the paintings will be sent unframed. We will gladly help you, if needed, to choose the frame according to your choice of decoration and style.