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Wa Zawajtom

© the artist. Photo credit: New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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This painting has tears and layer of very strong brush work, complemented with vigorous scrapings. It reflects on the hardship of marriage and the contradictions within its multi-layered landscape. The so-called nuptials are sweet and sour; the road is steep, both uphill and downhill... The whitewash on the top of these strokes; however, refers to the bliss, the peace and the security in married life; while the golden detailing symbolizes the ‘decorated’ conventions.

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge





mixed media on canvas


H 120 x W 30 cm

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donated by the artist, 2013

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New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DF England

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