Painting has a brief but inspiring history. In 1961 Tanganyika became independent. In 1964 Tanganyika merged with the costal archipelago of Zanzibar to form The United Republic of Tanzania.At that time Edward-Saudi (ES) Tingatinga was working as a gardener in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He began experimenting with painting using the materials he could obtain. Those were Masonite scraps and bicycle paints. By 1968 he had established a? And a unique painting style that was attracting buyers and others.
His subject matter came from whatever was around him -- people, animals, myths, landscape, sunset. Lacking any formal education Tingatinga did have some experience imitating Makonde and Makua wall paintings when he was a child. His TingaTinga style is probably the first uniquely Tanzanian art form.
Edward-Saudi was a generous and exuberant, he willingly shared the knowledge of his skills with those close to him who wished to learn. In 1972 after only 4 years as an artist he was shot to death. His work continued to develop and blossom through his students who created the subsequent TingaTinga art movement. The Old Collection of TingaTinga painting is a collection bought directly from painters during the 1970s through the year 2000. Originally a painter or group of painters would prepare their art and present it to the original collector.
All the work in this collection is done with heavy acrylics on Masonite. All of these paintings were collected by one man. Although I have chosen to label the work as? The reality is most of these painting have been stored in controlled environments and never displayed. Condition and care of paintings.
The photographs accurately show visual state of each painting. Each painting is done on a 2 foot square of Masonite which is ¼ inch thick and rigid. The paint is applied heavily. It has a natural sheen that can be cleaned with a damp cloth and can tolerate all indoor conditions. The color will not readily fade in sunlight but the Masonite can be warped by intense heat.
The painting can lean against any solid surface, be directly attached, suspended. The painting can also be framed but neither matting nor glazing is necessary.
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