This artpiece is a mixedmedia composition of oil painting, fabrics [ denim, lining, tie-dye fabric ] and stitches. In my work of art a headless stylized figure in which a part of it wear a stitched fabric while the other part without fabric is design with repeated motifs including the background and a bead is painted around the neck of the stylized figure.
My title “The Nobles” is directed to the painted bead [ coral bead ] in my work, it is a documentation of the values of coral beads in Benin kingdom [ Nigeria- Africa ] in the days of my fathers.
Coral beads are made from raw corals which are hard red, pink or white substance built on the sea-bed by small sea creatures to protect their soft bodies.
Coral beads were introduced into the Benin kingdom in about the 15th century, at that time it was used by royalties, noble men/women because it was expensive and a symbol of royalty.
However, development and civilization has made coral’s to be used by everyone who can afford it. Despire civilization, coral beads is still invaluable in quality and a symbol of royalty, nobility and tradition etc in my society.
Art lovers, this original art work is for sale at a very thoughtful price of $600, to purchase the African mixed media painting contact me through- firstname.lastname@example.org