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Lilanga’s Africa presented in Perugia

The works of the Tanzanian artist, widely hailed as the African Picasso, will be presented at the National Arcaheological Museum of Umbria, on the initiative of

A hundred and twenty works which include etchings, sculptures, masonites and canvasses, many of which are large in size, are the stepping stones of the exhibition George Lilanga. Colours of Africa. Set up at the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria, the exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 15 September , at 18:00 hrs.
This unique initiative, which has involved a public institution, the International Centre for Peace among Peoples of Assisi and private collectors, intends to retrace the fascinating creative experience of the great African artist.

Organized in chronological order, the exhibition presents a selected number of works going from the Seventies up to the artist’s most recent productions, all of which are in the printed Catalogue.

The proceeds from the sale of the Catalogue will be used for actions in support of children, which is one of the main activities of the International Centre for Peace.
The works on display include items in enamelled iron, paintings on goatskin and large canvasses measuring over two metres, which are the result of orders commissioned by international clients.

The works produced by Lilanga, hailed as the African Picasso , are characterized by bright colours and a strong visionary talent in narrating daily episodes that reflect the meaning of village life. The Africa he describes is decidedly new with respect to the usual patterns, since the emphasis is on an ironical, fairy-tale and amusing atmosphere.

His works are appreciated by international critics and are displayed throughout the world and are particularly appreciated by art collectors.
The exhibition in Perugia, one of the most exhaustive that has ever been set up on the Tanzanian artist , was made possible thanks to the temporary availability of exhibition space due to the current restructuring of the Museum.

In addition, the multicultural nature of Perugia, characterized by the historic presence of African communities, evoked this specific cultural reference.

(14-09-2007 07:23)

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