Sunday, April 30, 2006

Artist in us.

Senegal has given us Youssou N'Dour and others. A senegalese painter, Ibou Ndoye, is getting some modern attention. Check out his work at enfuse. He paints african faces and masks using bright oil colors on glass. He says he "soclialized with art and cohabited with colors" while growing up. Many of us are artists inside, honing our skills and our feel everyday, while on a mad commute, in noisy streets or during quiet moments. The sublime artistic sense grows and evolves even as we just live our lives.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Senegal, these "oil on glass" paintings are called "sous-verre" or "souwer" and are quite difficult to do. The reason is that the paint is "behind" the glass. So one must paint backwards. So, for example, instead of starting with the background and then adding the foreground, one must start with the foreground and then add the background. Here are some
examples

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