African Pride

Abdallah Haruna

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When it comes to art, the beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. However, in the case of this stunning painting, it is hard not to be captivated by the sheer elegance and power it exudes. This artwork portrays a woman's face, up to her shoulder area, and it is an extraordinary piece that demands attention.

The first thing that draws you in is the woman's gaze. With her eyes closed, she seems to be lost in thought, deep in contemplation. It's hard to tell what exactly she is thinking, but the artist has captured that moment of stillness and introspection, giving the viewer a glimpse into the subject's inner world. The expression on her face is peaceful, yet there is an underlying sense of power and strength that emanates from within.

The woman appears to be undressed, but the way the painting has been composed and executed is tasteful and respectful. It's clear that the artist is not aiming to titillate or objectify, but rather to show the subject in a state of vulnerability and rawness. This sense of openness is further emphasized by the turban that she wears, known as a kilemba. The turban adds an extra layer of cultural significance to the painting, highlighting the subject's African heritage. It also suggests that this woman is unapologetically herself, and proud of her cultural roots.

The use of color in this painting is striking. The woman's skin is dark, rich and smooth, and the artist has captured the nuances and subtleties of her complexion beautifully. There is a sense of warmth and depth that radiates from the canvas, making the woman feel almost three-dimensional. Her skin tone is offset by the paint on her face, which is depicted in bold, vibrant colors. This contrast creates an interesting juxtaposition, suggesting that the woman is not afraid to embrace her individuality and express herself through her appearance.

The technique used to create this painting is impressive. The brushstrokes are bold and confident, yet there is a softness and delicacy to the way the subject's features have been rendered. The attention to detail is exceptional, with every line and curve of the woman's face captured with precision and care. The artist has also paid close attention to the turban, which has been depicted with a stunning level of detail, from the intricate patterns to the way it drapes across the woman's head.

In terms of its impact, this painting has the potential to be transformative. It is a celebration of beauty and self-expression, and it invites the viewer to reflect on their own identity and cultural heritage. It encourages us to embrace our individuality and be proud of who we are, regardless of our background or appearance. The woman in the painting serves as a powerful role model, reminding us that vulnerability is not a weakness, but a strength.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in