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Pride of the Pende

Art sculpture polychromy mixed media

Sculpture – Artist Addé – 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

Art sculpture Pride of the Pende

Art sculpture Pride of the Pende

African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

African Homage sculpture Pride of the Pende

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

  • Material: mixed media.
  • 2,630 kg / 4,409 pounds
  • Height 27cm / 10,62in.
  • Lenght 16cm / 6,29in.
  • Width 16cm / 6,29 in.


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Sculptures’ price list – artist Addé

 

{ 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 !

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