Cérémonie Poulallé

830

Artist:
Andre Pierre
Technique:
Oil On Canvas
Year:
2000
Width:
20
Height:
24

$3,500.00

About artist

Andre Pierre

Andre Pierre was born on July 29, 1914 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He became an orphan and lived with his aunt at l'Anse-a-Veau at 5. In 1924, he moved to Port-au-Prince and attended the school Jean Marie Guilloux. In 1927, he worked with his uncle as a farmer on the land his father had left behind. He began painting houses and voodoo symbolism on the half gourds used in voodoo ceremonies. His passion for the voodoo religion drove him to become a voodoo priest. In 1949, he met the American writer Maya Deren, who was fascinated, studied, and wrote about the mystical powers of the voodoo religion and introduced him to the Centre d'Art. It was after 1959 that Andre Pierre decided to devote himself to painting. His paintings contain voodoo symbols, loas, ceremonies, and voodoo rituals. His colors are bright and intense and rarely mixed. His works are included in the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey, which was donated by the legendary Haitian art writer, collector, and gallery owner, Selden Rodman. His paintings are customarily sold in Sotheby's, Christie's, and other major auction houses. Andre Pierre passed away on October 4, 2005.

About the work

Painting Description:

“Very splendid work indeed! This painting depicts the Loa ceremony of the spirits of agriculture and fertility. This is illustrated in the painting by the tools of the trade, scythe and hoe. Portrayed are several Mambo's dressed in white flowing gowns, and men in rolled denim pants. In this ceremony three chickens are being offered to the voodoo god.”

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