READ ABOUT 70 ARTISTS IN 5 LANGUAGES

 

To read more about artists, please choose Abstract, Sculptors or Tinga Tinga on the left menu.


Tinga Tinga are the colourful paintings using the enamel paints on canvas. The style is new – It started in 1968 by a man called Edward Saidi Tingatinga. Now many hundreds of painters in Tanzania use this style.


www.tingatinga.info - Tinga Tinga resources on the Internet

 

www.tinga-tinga.com - Tinga Tinga art and Tinga Tinga Tales

 

www.tingatinga.org - Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society

 

www.tingatingastories.com - Research on Tinga Tinga

 

www.tingatingastudio.com - Tinga Tinga paintings

 

www.tingatingamemo.com - the Tinga Tinga Memo Card Game

 

 

 

Makonde is a very famous carving style. Makonde is related to the Makonde tribe living in South Tanzania. It is a modern art style but it has roots in the traditional mask carving. Usually the sculptors use the hard and dark ebony tree. Some Makonde sculptures are as high as 4 meters.


www.tanzanian-art.de (external link)

 

 

Abstract art in Tanzania is accosiated with a vibrant modern fine art scene. Each artist has its own style but they all have distinguished African flavour. So there is not much western influence in Tanzania. I have constructed the webpages for the most prominent Tanzanian artists.  

 

www.eliajengo.com  - prof. Elias Jengo is teaching in the Faculty of the Fine Art in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


www.kilaka.com - John Kilaka, a Tingatinga painter who developed a new abstract style


www.lilanga.org - George Lilanga, most famous tanzanian artist.