The hidden talent of Ernest Mancoba

par Philippe  -  2 Octobre 2019, 09:05

The hidden talent of Ernest Mancoba

With the support of the exhibition organized few months ago by the Pompidou Center in Paris the people discovers again the art work of the South African painter Ernest Mancoba. Trained on sculpted wood by christian missionnaries he leaves South Africa leaded by apartheid regime during the 1930's for living in Paris the French capitale. There he becomes friend with Danish members of the CoBrA movement and get married with the artist Sonya Ferlov. Unjustly qualified as CoBrA black point by an art critic and ignored by the organizers of the exhibition about the main African artists in 1989 ("Magiciens de la terre") Ernest Mancoba develop an unclassifiable art work rejecting borders between figurative and abstract arts for unifying art towards a central figure. After the disappearance of Ernest Mancoba in 2002 his Danish gallery owner Mikaël Andersen takes back all the archives. The Mancoba's son had already recorded his fathers way of making confidences. These both testimonies will help us to understand the importance of this painter.  Ernest Mancoba sollicitated the subconscious, told what is untold for going towards the universality and the spirituality also.

Ernest Mancoba painting.

Ernest Mancoba painting.

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never heard of him before, thanks for sharing
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