@THE-EAST-AFRICAN

ART REVIEW: When restraint is key to discovery - 10 months ago, 15 June 17:02

Frank Whalley

Less is more. Usually. And certainly this maxim often applies to art where an economy of statement allows us to consider the artist’s fundamental proposition.

So, Henri Matisse with his certain, spare line; and the American Ellsworth Kelly, best known for his huge saturated colour fields, whose line drawings of plants make a bare white room appear baroque.

So too Timothy Brooke, currently showing at the One-Off in Nairobi and , with his increasingly reductive paintings and drawings of our rapidly vanishing natural world. The fewer brushstrokes he uses, the more incisive his paintings become.

And now, so also Anne Mwiti, a painter whose frequent changes of style have occasionally bewildered gallery-goers, who have nevertheless continued to admire her energy and commitment.

From studies of nudes, portraits, faux-naïve children’s painting through to abstracts (one of which on the theme of world peace brought her an international award) Mwiti has been exhibiting for some eight ...
Read More


Category: topnews news magazine

Item ID: fcd90abd-8ab8-4c78-9e60-2b12388a2117

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 8.506
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 177.406
  3. description:
  4. parsedURL: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title:

  1. newsPriority: 8.506
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 177.406
  3. description:
  4. parsedURL: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title:

  1. newsPriority: 7.25
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 176.15
  3. description:
  4. parsedURL: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/434746-434746-d8f1vr/index.html
  5. name: magazine
  6. title:

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Jun 15, 2018 5:02:43 PM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Jun 15, 2018 5:02:43 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Jun 16, 2018 10:49:20 AM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 5:34:49 AM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Jun 15, 2018 5:02:43 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 5:34:49 AM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Jun 16, 2018 10:49:10 AM

Suggested

5 hours ago, 00:15
Pressure piles on DP Ruto over stand on corruption war

Pressure is piling on Deputy President William Ruto and his allies over their stance against the graft war. ODM leader Raila Odinga, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Jubilee MPs led by Maina Kamanda and a ...

Category: topnews news politics

Item ID: 517eb542-d746-4c98-bbdf-8f483bfdaa5c

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.012
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.079
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.012
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.079
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

  1. newsPriority: 0.013
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.08
  3. description: View the latest news in Politics
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/kenya
  5. name: politics
  6. title: Politics

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  2. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:13:30 AM
  3. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  4. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:12:55 AM
  5. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
4 hours ago, 01:14
‘Golden girl’ Zarika fends off Phiri in marathon fight to defend WBC title

Kenya’s ‘golden girl’ Faruma ‘Iron Fist’ Zarika fought a battle of her life summoning all her skills to outwit Zambian Catherine Phiri to defend her World Boxing Council women Super bantamweight title ...

Category: topnews news sports

Item ID: f2af227c-e352-4565-9922-5b156762ec84

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.013
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.08
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: https://citizentv.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.013
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.08
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://citizentv.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

  1. newsPriority: 0.001
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.068
  3. description: View the latest Sports News: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Motorsports and many more
  4. parsedURL: https://citizentv.co.ke/sports/
  5. name: sports
  6. title: Sports News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 1:14:43 AM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 1:09:00 AM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 1:12:55 AM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 1:14:43 AM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 1:09:00 AM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 1:14:43 AM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 1:12:55 AM
5 hours ago, 00:15
Punitive fines and fees will push up milk prices

The price of milk could go up if the Government adopts far-reaching draft regulations that also criminalise hawking of raw milk. In addition to absorbing myriad fees heaped on producers, distributors ...

Category: topnews news

Item ID: db21eec3-c5f2-4669-b74c-d95dc324f954

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.013
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.08
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.013
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.08
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  2. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:13:32 AM
  3. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  4. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:12:55 AM
  5. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
5 hours ago, 00:04
Zarika retains WBC Super bantamweight title at KICC

Kenya's Fatuma "Iron Fist" Zarika on Saturday retained her WBC Super bantamweight title at KICC with a unanimous points decision over Zambian Catherine Phiri. More to follow... ...

Category: topnews news sports

Item ID: 209d37e1-0569-4d24-b429-b2b21f034b3d

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.001
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.084
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.nation.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.001
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.084
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: http://www.nation.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

  1. newsPriority: 0.001
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.084
  3. description: View the latest Sports News: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Motorsports and many more
  4. parsedURL: http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/1090-1090-iqcgwe/index.html
  5. name: sports
  6. title: Sports News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 12:04:40 AM
  2. timeModifiedAsFromUser: Mar 23, 2019 8:56:06 PM
  3. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:03:44 AM
  4. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:04:40 AM
  5. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 23, 2019 8:53:15 PM
  6. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:04:40 AM
  7. timeModifiedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:02:54 AM
5 hours ago, 00:15
Justice Ojwang’s lonely walk to the end of an eventful career

After a stellar career in law that culminated in his appointment as a justice of the Supreme Court, Prof JB Ojwang now faces the risk of an ignominious exit, after an audacious decision by the ...

Category: topnews news politics

Item ID: 51504606-1057-49d4-a785-4cddad6958ee

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.021
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.088
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.011
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.078
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/kenya
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

  1. newsPriority: 0.011
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.078
  3. description: View the latest news in Politics
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/kenya
  5. name: politics
  6. title: Politics

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  2. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:13:33 AM
  3. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  4. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:12:56 AM
  5. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
5 hours ago, 00:15
Kenya's changing economics of aging

On Saturday last week, I was invited to a brainstorming meeting to discuss a project proposal by Dimesse Sisters, a Catholic congregation founded by Fr Antony Pagani 440 in 1579 AD. The founding ...

Category: topnews news business

Item ID: 5777f4d2-801c-4842-aa1d-f6ea26264d86

kadiNewsItemCategoryList
  1. newsPriority: 0.023
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.09
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Top News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: topnews
  6. title: Top News

  1. newsPriority: 0.023
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 0.09
  3. description: View the latest and breaking News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/
  5. name: news
  6. title: News

  1. newsPriority: 1.01
  2. calculatedNewsPriority: 1.11
  3. description: View the latest and breaking Business News
  4. parsedURL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business
  5. name: business
  6. title: Business News

compoundTime
  1. timeLastCalculatedUpdate: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  2. timeCreatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:13:34 AM
  3. timeUpdatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM
  4. timeCreatedAsFromUser: Mar 24, 2019 12:12:57 AM
  5. timeUpdatedAsFromServer: Mar 24, 2019 12:15:22 AM