Untitled (Congolese symbolism) by Jacques Zigoma

Untitled (Congolese symbolism) by Jacques Zigoma

Untitled (Congolese symbolism)

Jacques Zigoma

Title

Untitled (Congolese symbolism)

 
Artist

Jacques Zigoma

  1936 - 1987
Year
1955  
Technique
gouache 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 14 3/4" image and paper size 
Signature
pigment signature in lower right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
in pigment before signature "P.P.P." (for "Poto Poto Painter", of the Peintures de Poto Poto school); on verso, notations by school founder Pierre Lods read, "Atelier des Peintures de Poto Poto, Brazzaville, Juillet 1955", and his signature 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
22323 
Price
$750.00 
Description
Zigoma often signed his works with the triple "P's" of the Poto Poto School of Painting, or Atelier des Peintures de Poto Poto. The school was founded in colonial Congo in 1951 by Pierre Lods (nephew of Jean Lods), in the city of Brazzaville. Lods' aim was to provide a space for creation using modern mediums without employing contemporary stylistic interference. The works of the students at PPP became popular enough to allow expansion and the sales of the works signed "P.P.P." were divided evenly between the students and the school. Zigoma became one of the most recognized artists of the school's post-colonial age, appearing in Life magazine in 1966.