Tag: South Africa

William Kentridge: Shape-shifting charcoals

Renowned South African visual artist William Kentridge, best known for his animated films of shape-shifting charcoal drawings, has won the prestigious Princess of Asturias award, Spain’s top art honour. What’s remarkable about his works are that they’re “as beautifully drawn as a Rembrandt, but they also come to life,” […]

Reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s Art

I posted this as Nelson Mandela lingered in hospital in July, as tributes to his influence as a freedom fighter poured into South Africa. He is gone now (1918-2013) and his global role remains the focus. But there is less acknowledgement of his remarkable art.  In 2002, he […]