Culture & Art from Central Africa

Ismael Mulera – Father & Son


Malawi - Dedza District - Mua Parish


This is the companion piece to Ismael Mulera’s Mother & Child and stands at the front of the church on the side where the men sit. The staff imparts to Joseph a commanding presence.

This is an unusual depiction. The work is designed expressly to encourage the menfolk of the congregation to take a more active part in the raising of their children.



Artist: Ismael Mulera

Title: Father & Son

Date: 1985

Themes: Christ – Child, Church Furniture, Father, Joseph, Men, Work

Source: Vidi