Pride of the Pende

Art sculpture polychromy mixed media

Sculpture – Pride of the Pende


Celebrating the richness and colorfulness of the Pende people, this colorful sculpture symbolises, all in all, the specific Pende style, the polychromy, the masks, all united today as it has been through the times, keeping up memories and culture.

This contemporary sculpture by Addé, is an original art work, influenced by African Arts, paying tribute to long term influences and inspiration between Africa and Europe.

Early XXth century, the « discovery » of African arts drastically transformed arts and expressions, but was soon forgotten as a major influence.

Today’s Addé’s intense work aims at revisiting those influences, reestablishing a strong and fruitful linkage.

T he Pende live in the south-western Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in the Kasai , and especially in the Kwilu district.
They are culturally close to the Yaka and Suku people, but their art is strongly original.
The Pende are known for their great variety of masks embodying many different characters, a fair number of them being joyful, dancing to the sound of balafons and percussions, making the assembly happy and the children merry.
Dancers traditionally wear colorful masks and « mungandji » costumes made of raffia.



African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

“Pride of the Pende” © Addé 2015
A tribute to the Pende people and their colourful arts.

Art sculpture Pride of the Pende


Art sculpture Pride of the Pende

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African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

“Pride of the Pende” © Addé 2015
A tribute to the Pende people and their colourful arts.

Note:
#Pende > Celebration of the PendeMbuyaPende Kwilu MbanguPende Healing MaskHealing Dance

 

Most of the original sculptures presented here are conceived as monumental.
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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • David James February 1, 2016, 19:22

    Beautifully done! I love these pieces.

    • Xea B February 4, 2016, 14:32

      Thank you very much captainezy !

African Homage is an art gallery. Addé's works are titled and accompanied by a text that explains each piece. Comments are appreciated when they are addressed to the work, not to the subject. Thank you. / African Homage est une galerie d'art. Les oeuvres de Addé sont titrées et accompagnées d'un texte qui explicite chaque pièce. Les commentaires sont appréciés quand ils s'adressent à l'oeuvre, non au sujet. Merci

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