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Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe  


The sculpture of Zimbabwe derives from divergent sources. Contemporary sculpture from Zimbabwe, which has achieved such recognition in Europe, America, and Australia, has a complex history. The ancient traditions often represented birds and other animal life. Then came the carvings in soapstone and other soft materials available at least since the 1950s, usually for sale to tourists. Attitudes amongst the Zimbabwean sculptors are perhaps different from artists of Western cultures. Indefinitely, the art stood as a vital way in which to express old beliefs and truths in an ever-changing society. At the same time, the life of a sculptor is seen often as a successful and much sought after way of earning a living at a time of national economic hardship. But here lie the areas of strength in this remarkable work, which perhaps help to establish the reason for its success in communicating directly to a varied and demanding international public. The human form is dominant within these works; they reveal a strong seductive quality. The materials offer a show of an impressive variety of soft and hard colored stones. Zimbabwe is rich in mineral resources. The most commonly used stone is serpentine; a group of hard silicate minerals with colors from olive-green through yellow and brown to black. The outside of the stone is often weathered to brown or reddish brown. Different varieties are characterized by color and hardness and referred to by different names. The stone described as Serpentine is a rich combination of brown and black while Springstone is a pure black, with occasional flecks and veins of white.

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An mea fabulas docendi, cu mazim prompta numquam vel, diam quodsi suscipiantur duo cu. Aeterno prompta imperdiet vix eu, ex per appareat luptatum instructior, mea dolores honestatis cu. Est solum eruditi no, ea vix vivendum temporibus neglegentur, accusam splendide consetetur ei nec. Mazim tincidunt cu vim. Magna everti fuisset at cum, eos enim harum ubique ut.
Pri graece instructior in. Id cum facilisi signiferumque, sea no populo nostrud constituam. His ad splendide interesset, mea ne modus nullam fabellas. Quo ne quem repudiare.
Dico erant ad usu, ex mea viderer dissentias. Odio evertitur te has, eu perpetua torquatos intellegebat mei, ignota legendos consectetuer quo id. Nam in interpretaris conclusionemque, ad quaestio delicata corrumpit mei. Adhuc rebum consulatu cum no. Ne pro sanctus conceptam.
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Contact our office to check for availability of featured items and other works of art by these artists.     202.234.5112     intvisionsgallery@gmail.com


 

Three Friends by Richard Rosani Brown, Serpentine 

sold

 

Insight by Roger Mafigu,  Serpentine- sold

 

The Warrior by Tendai Gatsi, Springstone 

 

Washington Hair by Clever Kangadzi-sold

 

Male Bust by C. Muzamba, Verdite

 

Female Bust by Tafadzwa Tandi, Verdite


Sam Vono, Female Torso, Springstone
Davis Sibanda, Feeling the Vibe, Mult-Media

Richard Rosani, Intimacy, Springstone

Outdoor Sculture I
Outdoor Sculpture II
Outdoor Sculpture III
Outdoor Sculpture IV
Outdoor Sculpture V