The value of Rwandan art

The attraction towards art is something special. Appreciating the art around us doesn’t necessarily require that one be an artist. In our local circles, a visit to Ivuka Arts Studio will give you a glimpse into the world of brightly coloured paintings.

The attraction towards art is something special. Appreciating the art around us doesn’t necessarily require that one be an artist.

In our local circles, a visit to Ivuka Arts Studio will give you a glimpse into the world of brightly coloured paintings.

Catching up with, Emmanuel Tutu a visual artist from the Ivuka Arts, he explained that Art is both valuable in terms of money and lifestyle.

“Art has no boundaries, because anywhere you go you still can do it and this makes it valuable,” he said.

Emmanuel added that, “art has made me meet very important people and friends.”

For Augustine Hakizimana another painter, art has improved his standard of living.

“It has helped me upgrade my life and help my siblings because I take care of them,” Hakizimana said.
However, appreciation of art has peaked in Rwanda in Europe, art is valued and respected.

A fine example of this appreciation is the famous Mona lisa by Leonardo da Vinci; it’s the most expensive painting in the whole world according to the Guinness book of records, costing $100million. That’s how valuable art can be art.

Besides painting, includes; pottery, sculpting, collage, pastels and many more. In Rwanda, art still remains one way of passing on a message and local painters must be appreciated if they are to develop and grow in this industry.

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