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The "Big Five" Premier Collection

INTELLECTUAL LEADERS, DRAWING THE PARALLELS …

 In his book, the author, Martin G. Britz, highlights and compares the parallels existing between the lives and works of the Soweto School of Art group of artists and that of the French Impressionists. In any art movement or school of art, we can identify a group of intellectual thought leaders. In some instances, this phenomenon is limited to a single individual or a group of individuals. The late 19th-century French old master Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906) is considered the father of modern art and one of the key figures leading the French Impressionist movement. The other notable leaders within the group were Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet.

THE “BIG FIVE” WITHIN THE SOWETO SCHOOL OF ART MOVEMENT …

In the book “South African Fine Art – The Soweto School of Art ISBN 978-1-920668-00-6, identifying the Soweto School of Art movement as the first black fine art movement to emerge from the African continent, the “Big Five” group of artists within the movement is identified. This group of five artists were the prominent, influential intellectual leaders within the movement and consisted of Winston Winston (1950 – 1995), Speelman Mahlangu (1958 – 2004), Joe Maseko (1938 – 2007), Eli Kobeli (1932 – 1999), and Peter Sibeko (1940 – 2013).

ILLUSTRATED ARTWORKS OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL & CULTURAL VALUE …

Selected artworks of each of these artists have been illustrated in the book. These artworks portray within their compositions the stories of the influence of apartheid on the daily lives and activities of the black population of Soweto as observed by the artist and captured in his compositions. One of the main commonly occurring and identifying characteristics of the artworks created by the Soweto School of Art movement is focused on capturing the prevalent emotional undertone on the Soweto population, which was brought about by the apartheid laws. In the publication, each of these illustrated works is looked at in context to the political timeline and background at the time of its creation. The interpretation of each of these artworks is that of the artist himself as told to the author of the book, Martin G. Britz at the time.

THE PREMIER COLLECTION OF THE “BIG FIVE” GROUP …

Martin G. Britz, the author of the book, selected ten of the illustrated paintings of each of the “Big Five” artists which he considers as significant works, as he recalls and shares personal and emotional interpretations given to him by the artists. These selected works are to be published for the first time ever, in an exclusive premiere limited edition of 475 fine art prints of each work. These limited edition fine art prints will be printed on-demand, using Epson Ultra Chrome Pro pigments in an ultra-high resolution of 1,440 dpi, six colors, and three shades of black, on 100% Cotton Rag Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper. Each of the prints will be personally inspected for quality and approval before shipment. Each work comes with a pioneering world-first certificate of auth

Regular price $1,399.00
Regular price $1,399.00