“The Scramble For Africa”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

91cm X 62cm (96cm x 67cm including frame)

Created 2021

“Africa is poor, but we can try and help its people”. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa. Try something different. “Africa is rich but we steal its wealth.”

I wanted to show the child as Africa pulled one way and the other by the West who have taken the riches from Africa for centuries and left the people of Africa to suffer and fight for the crumbs.

“The Scramble For Africa” is also available as a signed limited edition print, please see the “Racism and Colonialism” series on the limited edition print section of the website..

original oil painting james earley

This painting is framed in a bespoke wooden frame, is ready to hang and will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity. 

The painting will be professionally packaged, tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free.

If you have any questions about this artwork please contact James on 0044 7551616352 or by email james@jamesearleyartist.com

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