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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

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Friday 29th January

African Art


Have a look at the slide show showing different pieces of African art.








Have a good look at the different pieces and think about what you can see.

What is the first thing that grabs your attention?
What do you notice about the colours? 
How are lines and shapes used?
Can you explain what the theme is, in each work?
Would you describe these paintings as realistic or abstract?


Today we are going to look at Tingatinga paintings.



Here are some examples.


Tingatinga paintings originated in Tanzania by the artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968. Edward began his work painting under a Baobob tree. His work consisted of bright, bold colours, simplistic designs, inspired by his surroundings


Tingatinga paintings are known for using an impressionist style of work, revealing the beauty of Africa.
Tingatinga expresses the unique, vibrant and eye-catching, bold, colours of Africa, in their compositions. 
Distorted images are used in the creation of the original African animals.


Can you spot the Tingatinga painting on the slides?


Your task is to create your own Tingatinga drawing, if you have paints, you can use those too.


Here are some instructions to help you or just go for it!