|Posted on July 15, 2015 at 6:40 AM|
Belgravia Gallery and Mandela Art
What is art?
There are many definitions of this depending on how you are looking at it, but there are some similarities across all definitions. In art, there has to be imagination and technical skill. Painting is part of visual arts, a subcategory of art. Art is a representation of the reality like expressing and communicating your feelings and emotions. With regard to Mandela art, this is very true as he was trying to express his innermost feelings, desires and wants such as the Window, the Cell, and the Light House paintings. For your work to be well known and maybe even bought, you have to let people know about it, mostly by displaying it in an art gallery like Belgravia gallery.
Belgravia is an art gallery based on Maddox Street in Mayfair. It emphasizes on professionalism, being welcoming and approachable as well as a great heart for art charity. It raises funds to build schools and to help the disadvantaged. Additionally, you can get great advice from the gallery, as an individual, group or company. If you want something that depicts your taste and style, then this is the place to seek advice. They are in a position to get you the kind of painting that you need to suit the occasion and the place. Art is a dynamic field and, therefore, they will help you know what is trending so that you can keep up with the current market. The gallery has a wide display of work from many artists such as Nelson Mandela, Prince of Wales and Andy Warhol among others. It allows you to see paintings not part of the present exhibition and all year round. The staff will also help you choose a frame for your painting, installation, renting, insurance cover and shipping details. It is open throughout the year, therefore you can buy a painting any time you need it. Customers are allowed to buy one after they have viewed and liked it. You can do this by visiting it or by viewing their virtual gallery. Since there are so many paintings in the gallery, it would be a wise idea to have in mind whose artists’ work you are interested in to save time. You can also search using the theme or the movement of the art and you will quickly find what you are looking for. Additionally, those who want something, not on the site can send an email with their request and it will be quickly attended to. You do not have to buy a painting physically at the gallery but can do so from their official website. Moreover, you can also buy the frame you want alongside your painting. However, you can also arrange for your own framing, but be sure to inquire on the size of the picture first. Once you have made the purchase, you will get the painting within four days if within the UK. Those outside UK may have to wait for up to two weeks.
Mandela loved art to a point that he wanted to use it to help the poor children and those who had HIV/AIDS, this was in 2002. He went ahead to sell all of his art to see this vision through. The art was launched in 2003 in Robin Island. During his speech, he spoke highly of his love for color as well as how much he loved drawing. He had the dream that when he retired from his political career, he would finally settle down and be a full-time artist. He was a talented man when it came to drawing. He produced over twenty sketches which had both emotional and symbolic attachment to him. He completed the work in a series of work separations. He used color black to create the outline which was then followed by other colors depending on the image he is working on. He never at any time created one complete image, but instead he would do several pieces which when joined together created a whole. He would then sign the individual pieces in his name. He did this using his neat handwriting which depicted the thoughts that he had when he did the painting. The lithographs were then printed in Cape Town under the supervision of Professor Steven. The standards were always high as it is in France and Britain. Some of his works
This painting is that of the table mountain as seen from the prison cell window on Robben Island. In the real sense, the mountain is not visible from the cell, just an idea he had, symbolizing freedom. He had 20 other images that he considered emotionally significant to him. In this pictures, color is used to show the great emotional attachment he has to it.
This painting is of his prison cell from the door. He uses color to show the few possessions he was allowed to have. They show the harsh reality that is in there are the regime that was in the rule then.
This is the painting of the lighthouse on Robben Island. It is used as a warning for the oncoming ships to know there is an island in that area to avoid ship wreckage. To him, the lighthouse shows hope and at the same time oppression.
This picture shows a place where the people could have religious freedom. Though many people such as prisoners could not enter the church, it still was a powerful spiritual symbol for them.
This is a handwritten motivation written in his handwriting. It states what motivates him and what gives him the courage to move on.
This is the view of Robben Island whenever new prisoners came in. He used color to emphasize on the ocean and the landing stage. Art is a complex but interesting topic to learn about but only to those who are really interested in the same. It is a way of expressing ourselves and taking in the beauty of what the artists intended. Visit the Belgravia site for more information on Mandela’s art among others.