The South African Landscape

This display, selected from the Gallery’s permanent collection, features landscape paintings by South African artists.  Any two or more paintings in this display invite comparison and discussion.
For example, the mountains in Bertha Everard’s Baboon Valley, painted in the early 20th century, appear timelessly solid. The mountain in Nichola Leigh’s Sentinel, Hout Bay, painted in 1994, appears ominously unstable.  Could the dates of these paintings be significant to South Africa’s history?

Samuel Sikhosana, A Hard Thinking Man, oil on board

Bertha Everard, Baboon Valley, oil on canvas

Samuel Sikhosana, A Hard Thinking Man, oil on board

Nichola Leigh, Sentinel, Hout Bay, oil on canvas

 

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