Culture Cubist Paintings(27 items)
Welcome to the Culture Cubist Painting Gallery at NOVICA.
"I believe that art serves as a means of individual expression and a potential visual expression of the African continent."
"I was born on the 23rd of December, 1980 at Accra, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Indeed art has been part of my life, not merely a desperate move to find... read more
Popular Culture Cubist Paintings
Inca Origin Legend Oil on Canvas Painting, "Mamacoca"
For this hauntingly beautiful painting, Theus turns his brush to the origins of the Inca empire. Capac y Mama Ocllo were said to have founded the great Andean civilization. Married to their son, Sinchi Roca, Mamacoca was much loved. When she died, Sinchi Roca ordered a stone monument, or to be built to her memory. One day, a bush began growing there, eventually becoming a coca tree. The Inca chewed the leaves, but commoners were forbidden to use them. Working in a palette of blues, the Peruvian artist adds accents in bright jewel colors as he depicts Mamacoca arising from the leaves.
Titled "Mamacoca" in Quechua.
Cubist Style Oil on Canvas Painting of Healer, "Ritual"$994.99
In his characteristic Cubist style, artist Juan Carlos Ñañake paints this fascinating oil on canvas composition. In it he depicts a , or healer, holding a cactus, a plant that is used in healing rituals. In the painting he includes a red mask, a symbol of the strength of the ancestors that support such rituals. "In Peru--from the high places of the Cordillera to the southern islands of Lake Titicaca and in the depths of the Amazon jungle--it is a tradition that is still alive", says the artist.
African Women Multicolor Mixed Media Painting, "Duty Line"$927.99
Proud, smiling Ghanaian women appear through a mist of color carrying oversize trays on their heads in this painting by Prince Asher. His use of color is remarkable, masterfully energizing the composition as he paints with oils and acrylics. "This painting is about daily duties that help women and their families survive and persevere," Prince Asher explains.
Colorful Brazilian Gravure Print of African Shaman, "African Shaman"$159.99
Elderly and wise, this or "African shaman" chants an enigmatic spell. He wears a headdress adorned with a small skull as he works with fire and the forces of nature, which are symbolized by a horse and the color green. Rui de Oliveira reveals his enchantment with African traditions and culture in this print, which he creates using acrylic, tempera, and crayon.