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Ball Game

Ball Game

This is a unique work

Jocelyn Akwaba Matignon - 1961 - Guadeloupe

100 x 81cm

Acrylic on Canvas


Regular price Dhs. 55,000.00
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We see a “Kioukan” with one knee on the ground, referring to a Mayan ball player (ball playing is a ritual sport practiced for over 3,000 years by the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica), and in front of him a kind of red ball referring to the ball of the ball game or, more symbolically, to the sun and, by extension, the moon.
This “Kioukan” character has his hand over his heart, as the whole ball game alludes to a ritual and is therefore the way of the heart. Around him are the shapes of drops, representing effort in work. For it's by working that doors open...

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