Kenyan Art Beside Picasso or Da Vinci
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Kenyan Art Beside Picasso or Da Vinci

Kenyan art. Elias Mung’ora (untitled painting (left top), Edward Hopper’s Cop Suey painting (left bottom), Peter Elungat’s Echoes of the Soul portrait, Leonard Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Mohamed Rabies’s The Feast painting (top right) and Egyptian art painted in 13th century BC Anyone with even a fleeting interest in Kenyan or African contemporary art should have gone to see GracitArt’s superlative exhibition entitled ‘Behind this Face: The Human Face Evolution in Painting’. Better still, anyone who had interest in fine art generally should have made their way to Nairobi’s Westlands’ Peponi Court to see a fascinating show that framed African art within a global context. But not just any African art. What makes this show so special is the way Kenyan-based artists are appraised on the same platform as world-renowned painters like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci and Henri Matisse. GravitArt founder Veronica Paradinas Duro is an architect, fine artist and gallerist who does not define or confine artists according to age, environment or artistic background. Her concern is the art itself. She says she had wanted to create an exhibition that linked artists whose works convey comparable styles. Having studied centuries of Western art and currently […]

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