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A Good Mother | Art from Ghana | Art Sumo

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18 in x 27 in | unframed | Acrylic on Canvas

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A Good Mother

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Murnazi's sculptural depiction of a mother at her daily task provides a simple glimpse into Ghanaian village life. Introspective and absorbed in her task, his graceful Good Mother carries her satisfied and contented child against her back as she sifts the chaff from the grain for the family’s next meal. While she pours the grain from bowl to bowl, her child peacefully sleeps through the rhythm of her day. In a departure from his bold colors, this piece is rendered in simple line and minimal color, with hints of blues and purple shadows on clean, sandy tans and white.

Artist: Joseph King Murnazi

Joseph and his family come from the northern region of Ghana, and as his name suggests, is linked to tribal royalty. Joseph's tribe has a long history, and regularly organizes a number of festivals throughout the year including the "festival of lights." While Joseph's tribe is known for handmade crafts, his family is known for painting, and it was through his father's instruction that Joe learned to paint. While his father specializes in intricate portraits, Joseph prefers to depict people engaged in craft and in celebration. He aims to create excitement and movement in his paintings, in part, by choosing pastels combined with bold, bright colors.

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