The Marketplace


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This painting is a stunning depiction of Dar es Salaam, the bustling city center of Tanzania. The scene captures the energy and vibrancy of the city, with its shops teeming with people, and the numerous activities happening all around.

The focal point of the painting is the city center, where a variety of shops and storefronts can be seen. The colors and details of the shops are striking, with bright signage and merchandise on display. You can almost hear the sounds of people haggling and bargaining for goods as they go about their daily business.

In the background, we see a ship out in the distance ferrying people to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. The ship is a reminder of the city's location on the coast and its importance as a transportation hub. The sea is a deep blue, contrasting beautifully with the warm, vibrant colors of the cityscape.

The painting also captures the leisure activities of the city's inhabitants, with people swimming in the sea. The water is a rich shade of blue-green, and the figures in the painting seem to be enjoying themselves in the sun and surf.

One of the most striking features of the painting is the depiction of a salon, which adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the scene. The salon and the figures standing outside exude a sense of luxury and beauty. 

The petrol station is a notable feature of the city center, and it adds to the sense of activity and movement in the painting.

The petrol station is depicted in bright colors, with its signage and fuel pumps clearly visible. It is located in the foreground of the painting, drawing the viewer's eye towards it and adding a sense of depth and perspective to the scene.

anzania has several cities, each with its own unique characteristics and busy city center. However, one of the most bustling and vibrant city centers in Tanzania is Dar es Salaam.

Located on the coast of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the country and serves as its economic and commercial hub. The city center is a busy and lively area with a mix of modern and traditional architecture, including high-rise buildings, colonial-era structures, and bustling markets.

One of the most prominent landmarks in the city center is the Kariakoo Market, which is one of the largest and busiest markets in East Africa. The market is known for its vibrant and colorful stalls selling a variety of goods, including fresh produce, textiles, electronics, and more.

The inclusion of the petrol station in the painting speaks to the importance of transportation and infrastructure in the city. It also highlights the reliance on fossil fuels for transportation, which is a significant global issue.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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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