Artist's Description

This work can be removed from the frame for cost effective international shipping in a tube.

Amani (aa-mah-nee) is such a sweet sounding word. When you say it out loud, it rolls off your tongue. As with all the floral portraits, I wanted to convey a certain feeling, a presence, when you look at the piece. I also wanted a title that had African origins, since I am an inhabitant of our great continent, Africa. The word Amani means ‘peace, harmony and tranquillity’ - and the name Amani (an Arabic male name) is a prominent Swahili name, and a unisex name in Africa.

Tranquillity is expressed both in the subject's facial features and through the use of deep blue tones. I love the play between the stark, flat colour blocks and the incredibly detailed floral areas. It is almost as if the busy areas represent our overactive minds and the plain pools of colour, quite focused mindfulness.

PLEASE NOTE: This artwork ships from South Africa on unstretched canvas rolled into a sturdy mailing tube. Simply take it to your framer; stretching a canvas is a standard service offered at any good frame shop.

Amani

 
original oil painting by Anina Deetlefs
Materials
Oil paint & ink on unstretched canvas, unframed
Size
W:106cm x H:131cm x D:0.25cm
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    • Artist's Description

      This work can be removed from the frame for cost effective international shipping in a tube.

      Amani (aa-mah-nee) is such a sweet sounding word. When you say it out loud, it rolls off your tongue. As with all the floral portraits, I wanted to convey a certain feeling, a presence, when you look at the piece. I also wanted a title that had African origins, since I am an inhabitant of our great continent, Africa. The word Amani means ‘peace, harmony and tranquillity’ - and the name Amani (an Arabic male name) is a prominent Swahili name, and a unisex name in Africa.

      Tranquillity is expressed both in the subject's facial features and through the use of deep blue tones. I love the play between the stark, flat colour blocks and the incredibly detailed floral areas. It is almost as if the busy areas represent our overactive minds and the plain pools of colour, quite focused mindfulness.

      PLEASE NOTE: This artwork ships from South Africa on unstretched canvas rolled into a sturdy mailing tube. Simply take it to your framer; stretching a canvas is a standard service offered at any good frame shop.

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      Artwork will be rolled in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

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