Washerwomen by Gerard Sekoto

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Washerwomen by Gerard Sekoto Washerwomen by Gerard Sekoto

Title: Washerwomen

Artist: Gerard Sekoto (1913 – 1993)

Nationality: South African

Style: Social Realism

Genre: Genre Painting

Media: Oil on Board and Canvas

Sekoto always commented on how he enjoyed, and also was intrigued by, studying and observing people – often making quick sketches to use as reference in his paintings which would then be composed from memory. He seems to have had an instinctive ability to simplify and compose works that have a strong structural quality, while at the same time managing to express the mood with his unique use of a harmonious blend of strong, almost primary, colours.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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