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The Beauty of the Line – The Life and Times of Dumile Feni

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There are many voices in The Beauty of the Line. One is that of the writer and editor of the book, Chabani Manganyi. In telling the remarkable story of Dumile Feni’s life, the author is joined by a distinguished cast of art historians, lifelong friends and admirers of Dumile Feni.

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There are many voices in The Beauty of the Line. One is that of the writer and editor of the book, Chabani Manganyi. In telling the remarkable story of Dumile Feni’s life, the author is joined by a distinguished cast of art historians, lifelong friends and admirers of Dumile Feni.

Among many themes, the book captures the intimate recollections of South Africans and contributors from around the world whose lives intersected with Dumile’s in Johannesburg, London and New York City. They tell their own stories of the life and times of the artist. Here, in this book, is confirmation of what one South African said, namely that “everyone had a story to tell” about Dumile.

As an artist, Dumile’s talent was groundbreaking; he had the tenacity to endure in the face of severe obstacles; a quality which enabled him to persist in creating his “precious monsters”.

He was steadfast in his pursuit of “the beauty of the line”, and dedicated through his drawings and sculptures to the exposure of the pain of the people in the land of his birth.

Additional information

Dimensions 17 × 27 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2012

ISBN

9780620510135

Specifications

Softcover, 17cm x 27cm, 150pp