First ever visit to Irma Stern’s house below UCT in Rosebank, now a museum of her art – with several rooms still arranged as she used them. We agreed (with ourselves?) that the brilliance of Stern’s work was to capture her life and times, mainly through the people around her, rather than any particular artistic genius. She was fearless, traveling throughout Africa (Congo, Senegal, Zanzibar + + ), and painting portraits of people in the street.
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