One of two paintings by Oswald Hussein representing the cloud myths of the people. One of the paintings shows a figure sailing in a canoe with an anthropomorphic shape at the front. The cloud people depict the existence of other people in the world. The shapes of the cloud people are hard to grasp because they transform quickly. Sometimes they look like humans and other times they resemble wild animals. They are forms that appear when different kinds of clouds form in the sky. A painting on fabric or canvas, with two wooden sticks tied with string to each end to support the picture and from which to hang it. The background is blue; the subject is a being painted in yellow, orange, and red, with blue outlines, covered with geometric patterns, with three feathers at the sides; beneath this being is a green stripy snake.
Where to see this painting?
Horniman Museum and Gardens
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