Tinga Tinga Art
Tinga Tinga Art is a painting style that developed in the second half of the 20th century in an area in the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, and then spread to East Africa. The genre is named after its founder, Tanzanian artist Edward Said Tingating. Tingatinga paintings are traditionally made on hardboard, using several layers of auto enamel paints, which makes them shiny and colorful. Many of the style elements are related to the requirements of the tourism-oriented market; for example, paintings are usually small and can be easily transported by air. The image in such paintings is flat, there is no perspective of the image. Most often, the paintings depict animals and birds. A square picture is both a picture and an ornament. The drawings themselves can be called both naive and caricatured, and the humor and sarcasm of the paintings are usually obvious.