• Short Summary

    HIS LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA'S NATIVE TOWNSHIPS HAS INSPIRED AFRICAN ARTIST EPHRAIM NGATANE TO PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE EXHIBITIONS JOHANNESBURG HAS SEEN.

  • Description

    HIS LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA'S NATIVE TOWNSHIPS HAS INSPIRED AFRICAN ARTIST EPHRAIM NGATANE TO PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE EXHIBITIONS JOHANNESBURG HAS SEEN.AND IT HAS ESTABLISHED THE 24-YEAR-OLD PAINTER AS A FORMIDABLE TALENT - CRITICS SAY THE TOWNSHIP HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER INTERPRETED.

    SHOWN AT NGATANE'S EXHIBITION OF WATER COLOURS - FILMED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) - WERE ACTION PICTURES THAT WERE NOT MERE ILLUSTRATIONS.CROWD SCENES ARE SO CLEVER IN CONTOUR AND COLOUR THAT THE EYE FINDS FOCUS AND FORM.IN SOME PAINTINGS NGATANE TENDS TOWARDS ABSTRACTION, BUT IT IS MORE AN ABSTRACTING OF SHAPE AND RHYTHM THAN NON-REPRESENTATIONAL EXPRESSION.

    NOTHING IN THE AFRICAN TOWNSHIP IS ALIEN TO NGATANE'S VISION.HE MAKES AN ARRESTING SUBJECT OF OFFAL SELLERS, HORSEMEAT EATERS, A MUNICIPAL GARBAGE VAN.HIS ROMANTIC USE OF PALETTE AND HIGH SENSE OF DRAMA DO NOT OBSCURE THE REALITIES.

    NGATANE HAD 41 PAINTINGS ON SHOW - PRICED BETWEEN 25 AND 50 GUINEAS - AND MANY OF THEM SOLD QUICKLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3UWVIBPUODY1HFCMQS200APNH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UWVIBPUODY1HFCMQS200APNH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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