Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw
I know it's tiny and way over there in San Francisco, but I love the Museum of the African Diaspora. The fact of its existence brings makes me a little happier about the world. So, just to keep up with the goings on in this little gem of a museum...here's an excerpt from the description of their new exhibition of the work of Ethiopian national treasure Qes Adamu Tesfaw.
At the age of 70, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw is regarded by many as Ethiopia’s finest living artist, whose striking narrative depictions offer vignettes of the richness and variety of religious and secular life in Ethiopia, as well as scenes of important historical events that have given the country its identity. Grounded in the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, his paintings are conceptually remarkable and aesthetically stunning. The artist’s unique vision is evident in the originality of his compositions and his striking color palette. Painting Ethiopia is the artist’s first solo exhibition in an American museum.