Esther Mahlangu - Untitled (Abstract Geometric South African Ndebele Painting)
Esther Mahlangu (b. 1935) is a South African artist from the Ndebele nation. She learned mural painting from her mother and grandmother at a young age, following the Ndebele cultural tradition of women painting the exteriors of buildings in their communities as an expression of identity. Her paintings reflect the Ndebele culture with both their bold, vibrant colors and geometric patterns, which are often influenced by Ndebele clothing and jewelry designs. A particularly fascinating…
Esther Mahlangu, One Of South Africa's Most Famous Artists, Perpetuates Traditional Ndebele Painting — Forbes
Self-taught South African artist Esther Mahlangu’s powerful, evocative works keep the heritage of her Ndebele tribe alive.