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Tingatinga painting style - Tanzania

Tingatinga -
a world of colors

Once there was a man called Edward S. Tingatinga.
He was born in the Namochelia village in Tunduru district in the South Tanzania.
During the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with Tanzania. Today, "Tingatinga" is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known most intimately in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Japan, Switzerland etc.
Boiled down to its core, Tingatinga art can be defined as painting on masonite using bicycle paint.
But Tingatinga art lives on. Masonite boards painted with bicycle paint can still be found in well-stocked "curio shops", shopping centers and tourist shops in eastern and southern Africa, as well as in solidarity shops located throughout Western Europe. Export of Tingatinga paintings from Tanzania to Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and other tourist centers, seems to be lively.
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I saw this featured in on TV. The way a painter mixes only six colors to first brush a background and then, the simple strokes of animals, peoples and patterns, without any sketching, just like that
... whish whish ... in no time the painting is finished!

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Märchen und Bilder aus Tansania.
Dokumentation einer Sammlung der Vereinten Evangelischen Mission
Herausgegeben von Heidie Koch
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Tinga Tinga Art(ティンガ ティンガ アート)

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anonymous said...

I love this painting.
George O Hawkins

Anonymous said...

"gabi, thanks for sharing. this is the first time i have heared about this art form."
Pamela A. Babusci

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanks for sharing
Magdalena Dale

Caleb-haiku-sollection said...

Dear Gabi san,
Thank you for sharing with us these great art-representation of life.You reminded me of my Culture and performance art lecturer who stresses on the aesthetic pleasure and the need to appreciate art...
and needless to say you have added my knowledge about p[aintings...I did not know of Tingantinga paintings...thank you.

Anonymous said...

Tanzanian painters include Edward Said Tinga Tinga. Tinga Tinga is the famous African Paintings Painted with special paints on canvas. Mostly Tinga Tinga Paintings Motives are Animals and flowers in colorful designs. Paintings style started by Mr. Edward Saidi Tingatinga.
African Painting Art

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