The Celebration
Charles Nkomo


Oil on canvas

76cm (h)

121cm (w)


"This painting talks about what happens when a woman marries. She leaves her family and joins her husband's family. Lobola (bride wealth) ties the families together."

The bride's family are on the right; the circles on the left represent the young wife joining her husband's family and merging with them. The wandering lines of colour represent the flow of human interaction between her and the members of her 'in-laws' family.

This painting is not framed, and Charles has painted the edges, leaving you free to chose if you want to frame it or not.