Lacking any formaleducation Tingatinga did have some experience imitating Makonde and Makua wallpaintings when he was a child. His TingaTingastyle is probably the first uniquely Tanzanian art form. Was a generous and exuberant, he willinglyshared the knowledge of his skills with anyone who was interested his work. In 1972 after only 4 years as an artist hewas shot to death.
His work continued to develop and blossom through hisstudents who created the subsequent TingaTinga art movement. The Old Collection of TingaTinga painting is acollection bought directly from painters during the 1970s through the year 1990. Originally a painter or group of painterswould prepare their art and present it to the original collector.All the work in this collection is done withheavy acrylics on Masonite. All of thesepaintings were collected by one man. Although I have chosen to label the work as "Used" the reality is mostof these painting have been stored in controlled environments and neverdisplayed. 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. The paint is appliedheavily and has natural sheen that can be cleaned with a damp cloth and cantolerate 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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