"Mzimou" Oil on Panel by Ivan Da Silva-Bruhns, Art Deco, 1927, France


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Oil on panel (plywood) by Ivan da Silva-Bruhns (1881-1989), titled "Mzimou" and annotated on the back, signed bottom left corner, dated 1927 bottom right corner. Dimensions: with frame: 54.5x63x2cm, without frame: 38x46cm Mzimou is generic term for a favourable spirit or divinity in the lake Tanganika region to whom local population used to present offerings to get protection in particular from illnesses. Ivan da Silva Bruhns reinvented the art of carpet design in the 20's and adapted it to the art deco style. His work is influenced by the geometric berber ethnic carpets (North Africa, Morocco in particular). From 1925, he runs a gallery rue de l’Odéon in Paris then from 1930 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. He produced numerous carpets for embassies, national monuments, the greatest steamers like the Normandy, the Ile de France etc. From the famous 1925 Exhibition a great master of the carpet art was born and widely recognized. From 1922 until 1936 he works a lot for Jules Leleu and his luxury decoration work for prestigious clients. His oils are rare and very much sought after.

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Place of origin:
Art Deco
Dimensions (cm):
54.5H x 63W x 2D
Dimensions (inch):
21,46H x 24,80W x 0,79D
Creator / Artist:
Da Silva-Bruhns
Mixed materials
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