Primeval Beast

Primeval Beast/ Fabled Brute is a concept taken from Igbo folktale. The composition is an abstract rendering of an animal that resembles a monstrous toad in such a dimension that allows only for a half of its body to be shown in frontal view and its head in profile. This work is rendered in a style similar to the abstracted forms found in uli wall murals. The angle of this composition is set at below eye level revealing again an unusual massiveness in the animal's throat, jaws and bulbous eye.

  • Primeval Beast
  • 1961
  • Oil on wood
  • Editioned, titled, signed & dated bottom recto
  • 47.9 x 36 in
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