Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fulani Woman by Monique Cras, Africaniste painter


Watercolour, Femme Foulah – Dalaba, Guinee, 1939, by Monique Cras (Christie’s Amsterdam, 24/5/2000 lot 173. )

Monique Cras (1910-2007) is one of my favourite artists of the French and Belgian Africaniste school, notable for her sensitive studies of both men and women in French colonial Africa. I will post a larger group of images of her work soon. Click on images to enlarge.


Vintage postcard, circa 1920, publisher & photographer unknown, author’s collection. Fulani or Peul woman.

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