Culture & Art from Central Africa

Joseph Kadzombe

Claude Boucher, Joseph Kadzombe & Patricio Tambala Mponyani – Lozenge 02

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   … And the second emphasizes the dignity of work, both in the family and in the community.   KAP.B(i).01.01.01.23 Artist: Claude Boucher, Patricio Tambala Mponyani & Joseph Kadzombe Title: Lozenge 02 Date: 1989 Themes: Architecture, Church Decoration, Community, Family, Work Source: Vidi

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Claude Boucher, Joseph Kadzombe & Patricio Tambala Mponyani – Lozenge 01

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   This is one of two lozenges, wrought from banana leaves, which are placed either side of the West Door. They serve to prepare the congregation for life in the world on leaving the church. The first emphasizes the family and works of charity…   KAP.B(i).01.01.01.04 Artist: Claude…

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Claude Boucher & Patricio Tambala Mponyani – Men’s Work

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   These wall paintings are applied to the side of the church where the men sit and evoke their world. They are the companions to the pieces that depict ‘Women’s Work’ on the South Side. Illustrations are, respectively, of carving, the sewing of mats, forestry, drums (and art),…

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Claude Boucher & Joseph Kadzombe – The Visitation

Malawi – Dedza Diocese – Mua Parish – Parish Church   This is Claude Boucher’s companion piece to Mary Help of Christians and is placed to the right of the West door. The Gospel account of the Visitation is brought to life in strong African colours and dress. Malawians, unlike so many in richer countries,…

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Claude Boucher & Joseph Kadzombe – Mary Help of Christians

Malawi – Dedza Diocese – Mua Parish – Parish Church   The West door of the parish church is flanked by two frescoes in cement, which are the first of many that will appear on these pages. The one to the left depicts Mary Help of Christians, which is the dedication of the church and…

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