This item is a 12" X 12",color lithograph photo of African artist Esther Mahlangu.Born november 11th 1935 in Middleburg (South Africa).Esther Mahlangu lives in the village of Weltervrede in the Mpumalanga Province. She is a remarkable woman who against all odds, traveled and exhibited overseas in 1989(Les magiciens de la terre), in France a time when political turmoil at home and sanctions abroad made international participation only a dream for all but a few South African artists. In the tradition of the Ndebele,Esther Mahlangu was taught how to paint by her grandmother and mother at the age of 10. Mahlangu's artistic flair emerged when, at puberty, she underwent the traditional Ndebele practice in which young women are cloistered from society for a few months and taught the traditional craft of beadwork. These early lessons would later serve as training for her artistic career.In her work, Mahlangu represents ordinary, every-day objects in the abstract, drawing freehand without prior measurement or sketches, and using feathers and bundled twigs as brushes as in the old way. Pleasant wrote: 'Each time a new glance is given to Mahlangu's mural paintings, the eye dances, swirls, and skips, finding movement in distinctly two-dimensional works'. Today Mahlangu's work is represented in private, corporate and public galleries around the world. Her village home in Mpumalanga is inundated with visitors from around the world, keen to explore her complex approach to wall decoration.The lithograph photo has been autographed on the front by Esther Malangu...............BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
HeadlineEsther Mahlangu Color Photo Signed Autograph Africa