Gebre Kristos Desta: African art: African art in the 20th century and beyond: the striking images of Ethiopian Gebre Kristos Desta, a leading painter, poet, and. Gebre Kristos Desta Center. Modern Art Museum. about / · Upcoming / · Previous / · contact. SYDNEY W. HEAD. Gebre Kristos Desta is one of the triumvirate of leading modern Ethiopian painters. The others are Afework Tekle and Skunder Boghossian.

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A notable addition to the cultural and artistic life of Addis! A renovated and expanded Modern Art Museum named after Gebre Kristos Desta, who lived and painted from toopened on Friday, October 10, The museum, situated in the premise of the Faculty of the Business of the Addis Ababa University, is touted as the first of its kind in the city.

The lavish exteriors and the interiors of the building are of architectural and historical importance in themselves. They provide a rich setting for collections that cover virtually every aspect of fine arts. Andreas Eshete of the Addis Ababa University and other devotees of the artist thinking.

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This was how the dream transformed into reality. Not in a brand new building but in the restored former palace of Alga Werash Asfaw Wosen, close to the seat of the German Cultural institute, that had been serving as public administration department of the university. Ethiopian architect, Fasil Giorghis, known for restoring historic buildings, designed the new museum, which nearly doubled the space building.


The collections are now housed in four magnificent rooms of the new museum. The promotional brochure explains that kristoa permanent exhibition of Gebre Kriastos Desta works will play a key role in positioning the ground for modern and contemporary artistic discourses.

This is a fitting tribute for an artist who is considered to be a touchstone for a generation of artists and a testimony for the growing appeal to his works. Gebre Kristos might not have enjoyed such a reception during in his lifetime, quite the contrary. But today, there are more abstract painters with an interest in crossing the styles and the public is being increasingly exposed to the intricacies of modern paining.

With the opening of this museum, it is a giant step in reaching a wider audience and bringing the artist and his works into contact with the new generation of ever more appreciative audience. Here is one of his poems with translation into English. Je peux vous en faire parvenir uen photo.


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