26 February 2008

Mbuya


Back to the Horniman for some more African masks. I spotted this group that I thought was very cleverly laid and decided to go for it.
I purposely decided not to read the description before drawing, to try to get a feel for what they stood for from observation.
They turned out to be Mbuya masks from Congo, modelled from dying people!

5 comments:

Vince M. said...

Love the look of this one Max. Beautiful tones and forms. I hope you're doing well.

max said...

Hi Vince, doing very well, thanks.
The forms, you're right, that's what caught my attention, a group of masks with a lot of differences and the exhibition is in a overall very dark room, things stand out very well, a great illumination with wonderful shadows. In fact I skipped life drawing this week to go and draw them.

Matt J said...

Bravo! Anymore?

max said...

Yeah, soon my daughter will start nursery, that means quite some life back.

Urban Barbarian said...

Yowzers! Very nicely done! I'm digging the sepia tone!!!