Monday, January 10, 2011

The Mozambican painter and Poet Malangatana Ngwenya, Dies at 74
          This article is about a famous artist and poet named Malangatana Ngwenya, who just died on Saturday January 8th. Ngwenya was rushed to The Pedro Hispano Hospital after visiting his daughter shortly ago before that, but wasn't the cause of his death. Ngwenza was a founding member of Mozambique Peace Movement from 1990-1994. His first poem was published in 1963 and during that year joined a nationalist guerrilla group called the Front for Liberation of Mozambique. Even when he started art full time in 1981 and his fame continued to grow, Ngwenya stayed a highly visible political and civic presence. He was not only known for his art and poems but also known for his history of representing and sticking up for the people. Enjoy this interesting but sad article.

Some of Malangatana's artwork>>

1 comment:

  1. Miss Walker, I love the visual approach that you connected with Malangatana Ngwenya.He seemed to have a true gift of cultural art.