South African Artist Alan Ainslie Descriptive Essay by APlusPapers

South African Artist Alan Ainslie
Analyzes the work of twenty-first century impressionist South African artist Alan Ainslie, who is known around the world.
# 113001 | 1,775 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2009 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper explains that Alan Ainslie is an accomplished artist whose insightful, beautiful work allows people to see into the wilds of Africa through his attention to detail, which makes his paintings and bronzes very lifelike. Next, the author describes Ainslie life and the mediums he uses: oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolor, pastels, charcoal and pencil. In conclusion, the paper analyzes an oil on canvas painting "Himba Collage" and a 36" by 23" pencil drawing on paper "Himba Woman".

From the Paper:

"The "Himba Collage" is a beautiful work of art that is an oil on canvas. The original piece rests in the home of an art collector in San Francisco and was bought for twenty-two thousand dollars. The "Himba Collage" shows two women and a man of the Himba tribe, in Africa, in the center of the canvas. They are surrounded by herds of animals such as elephants, cattle, and zebras. This piece of art shows that the Himba tribe and animals of Africa have a strong family structure and depend on each other for survival."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "The Thin Green Line" Newsletter of the International Ranger Federation, Special Vth World Parks Congress & 10th Anniversary Edition, September 2003.
  • "Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale" Friends of the Rainforest, The Rainforest Foundation, 18th-23rd October 2004. Pg.3
  • African Ceremonies-the concise edition by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Pg.18,292,330
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