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Midday at the Market | Art from Ghana | Art Sumo

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Midday at the Market

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This painting depicts a contemporary rendering of an age-old scene, where dozens of villagers and vendors of all ages greet each other in a lively market setting in western Africa. Tall and thin figures carry their purchases on their heads, while mothers carry their sleeping children against their backs. The vibrant red ground enlivens the ambiance of the picture, painting a sharp contrast against the cool greens, whites and blues of the people's clothing.

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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