AFRICAN HOMAGE

Pende Healing Mask

Painting, African mask, Pende, framed, on a wall, African symbolic portrait, African Homage, Xea B.

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.

 

Painting, African mask, Pende, framed, African symbolic portrait, African Homage, Xea B.

Pende Healing Mask – Xea B.

 
 
 

Painting, African mask, Pende, framed, on a wall, African symbolic portrait, African Homage, Xea B.

Pende Healing Mask – Xea B.

 

“Pende Healing Mask” – © Xea B. – 2013/ 2014
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.

 

Please contact us for shipping & handling information.

 

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.

 

 

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Roberto May 15, 2014, 03:19

    That’s my preferred!! Congratulations Xea Beaudoin… Your refined taste is present in each little detail. I liked very much the frame also… a perfect composition!

    • Xea B May 15, 2014, 11:43

      Thank you so much Roberto, your comment is really rewarding.

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