Chenjerai Chiripanyanga - African (Shona)
Proud Woman, 2002
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Sculpture, Opal serpentine
31.50 x 14 x 10 in
'Proud Woman' is an original opal serpentine stone sculpture by the contemporary Zimbabwean artist Chenjerai Chiripanyanga. The artist presents in this sculpture a highly abstracted figure of a woman, her body gracefully lilting to the side as she gazes upward. Behind her head, her hair reaches backward like a waterfall, and ultimately helping to support the sculpture from the back. Though Chiripanyanga is trained in the Shona stone carving tradition, the languid figure ultimately reminds of such modern masters as Matisse and Picasso in its simple yet elegant curving lines and forms. opal (serpentine) 31.5 x 14 x 10 inches not signed, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist Overall good condition with no signs of wear, chips or cracks.