Black and White Paintings from West Africa(57 items)
Welcome to the Black and White Paintings from West Africa Gallery at NOVICA.
Ed Franklin Gavua Natural fiber masks
"In the olden days, masks were not intended as home décor and were regarded as sacred, and at the same time feared by many who associated them with monsters."
"Now I've embarked on a different facet in my life as an artist, making... read more
Popular Black and White Paintings from West Africa
Signed Music-Themed Expressionist Painting from Ghana, "Melody"$74.99
Playing a small drum, an African musician is the subject of this painting from Ghana. K. Baka creates this composition, using a stark black hue against a white background to depict the musician in an expressionist style. This painting arrives within a silvery mat board passe-partout.
Signed Expressionist Sankofa Adinkra Painting from Ghana, "The Sankofa Bird"$129.99
Depicted as a bird reaching to grab an egg off its back, is an African Adinkra symbol that illustrates the importance of learning from the past. Ghanaian artist Emmanuel Kwaku Akrasi paints this expressionist composition, depicting the Sankofa bird in black and white, framed by red.
Signed Black and White Expressionist Painting of People, "Your Face"$174.99
Inspired by themes of identity, Ghanaian artist Ed Franklin Gavua creates an expressionist composition in his characteristic style. He uses a wooden tool to apply black ink onto white paper. With a razor blade, he details the ink with fine white lines that add depth and detail to depict human forms that bend and weave through space in an abstract style. Says the artist, "Your face means it is you and you are the one."