His TingaTinga style isprobably the first uniquely Tanzanian art form. Was a generous andexuberant, he willingly shared the knowledge of his skills with anyone who wasinterested his work. In 1972 after only4 years as an artist he was shot to death. His work continued to develop andblossom through his students who created the subsequent TingaTinga artmovement.
The offer was made to the members of the Dar esSalaam TingaTinga community who been working in the genre from the 1980 andonward. The offer was for up to ten paintings in the traditional style usingtwo foot squares of Masonite and enamel paints: the selection of subject wascompletely at the discretion of the artist. At the time many Tingatinga painterswere switching to working on canvas. Canvas TingaTinga paintings have theadvantage of being easier to transport thus easier to sell than Masonite. Although in photographs the products look nearly identical, Masonite allowsgreater depth of paint that creates a more vibrant appearance and adds gravityto the work.
Condition and care of paintings. The photographs accurately show visual stateof each painting.
Each painting is done ona 2 foot square of Masonite which is ¼ inch thick and rigid. It has a natural sheen that can be cleaned with a damp clothand can tolerate all indoor conditions.Thecolor will not readily fade in sunlight but the Masonite can be warped byintense heat. The painting can leanagainst any solid surface, be directly attached, suspended. The painting canalso be framed but neither matting nor glazing is necessary.
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