Week 1 of 2017

This year, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe turns 60, celebrating this momentous occasion under the theme Brilliant. Shining. Forever!
Villa's work is representative of an idea that was first set in motion over eight decades ago; the establishment of a Museum of Art in Africa. Such was the beginning of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe's journey. African Growth, as self

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 Rice speaks of the dynamic relationship between unity and power. Unity is the key to success in any given situation in life. Strength, practically speaking, underlies unity, and whenever people act in unison with one another their strength increases a thousand-fold.

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Paul depicts Mount Nyangani located in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. The mountain is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe. Surrounded by many mysteries the Nyangani is one of many tourist attraction sites in Zimbabwe boasting a diverse flora and fauna.

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 The artwork Wheat depicts a wheat field as its name suggests. Wheat is one of many important soil produces all around the globe. Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced including wheat and other

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Muzondo J War Victim
WAR VICTIM BY Joseph Muzondo.

Conflicts and wars haunt us long after they have been fought. Disability is one of the repercussions suffered by those left behind, be it

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Hear No Evil by Mercy Moyo
Mercy Moyo The artwork Hear No Evil depicts a group of women who seem to be gossiping about a woman who is standing alone and looking very sad.

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Benhura Dominic Joy Springstone 2005JOY BY DOMINIC BENHURA
 The artwork Joy depicts three children dancing together joyfully. The artwork opens a huge spectrum on ideals of developing values of togetherness as well as tolerance at a young age. This is because children interact with people of different ethnicities, religions, and cultures at schools and playgrounds, which makes it

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44Demolition By Joan Evans

The image is an abstract depiction of a demolished place. A demolished place is a place that is completely destroyed with torn down buildings and structures.

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43Salisbury By Fernando Charles.
The image is an abstract depiction of Salisbury. It shows very few building structures in the city. However, since independence, Salisbury now Harare has developed into a much bigger city with new housing projects, new shops and much bigger businesses headquartered in Harare.

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The image depicts a dancing girl, as its name suggests. The girl seems to be happy and free to express herself through dancing. People usually dance as a way of expressing their joy and freedom and the Dancing Girl is expressing her freedom and happiness.

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42The Vendors By Rose West
Poverty is a scourge that has haunted Africa and the rest of the developing world for centuries. Strategies and theories have been formulated in the fight against poverty.The artwork, The Vendors, depicts a typical scenario of people conducting vending in quest of making a living and alleviating the effects of abject poverty

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39African Home By PhillemonChipiro
 The artwork depicts a typical African rural homestead as its name African Home suggests comprising of three huts, a kraal and seemingly nearby fields. Shelter

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 The artwork, From War to Peace, mirrors a transition from a period of war to a time of peace. This is clearly shown by the mixture of bright colours like yellow which represent peace, love and warmth and darker colours that represent hardship.

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Roux FrancoisWoman Readingc1927Oil on board 29x40 cmWoman Reading By Francois Roux
 The painting by Francois Roux depicts an old lady reading, which instantly resonates that education never ends. It is not limited by age no matter how old a person is they can still enhance their knowledge through reading and studying.

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Artwork of the week 35Inspiration from a Bass Player By Marvelous Mangena
 Marvelous Mangena’s painting, Inspiration from a bass player portrays a jazz band. The musicians look much older just from their dressing. It is a post- independence celebration providing a reflection on the tremendous role played by jazz music in the struggle by black people for socio-political and economic

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swing lowSwing Low By Kufa Makwavarara

The artwork by Kufa Makwavarara, Swing Low, depicts a heavenly scenery with angel like beings and chariots. Swing low is a very well-known name,

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cyclonVictim of Cyclone Eline by TapiwaMatsikire

The image depicts a village hit by Cyclone–Eline, which was the longest-lived Indian Ocean tropical cyclone on record.Most houses are completely damaged and immersed in water, leaving many people homeless, and in dire need of assistance.

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street gangStreet Gang By Ashton Chinwada

The art work shows a gang of young men, as its name suggests, who are sitting in a circular form in a street. The image suggests that they are either discussing or organizing something or they could be playing a street game, which is very popular among unemployed youth who spend most of their time on the street.

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