T'kama Adamastor

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dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Cyril, 1959-
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T09:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T09:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11787
dc.description Oil on Canvas; 3.26 x 8.64 m : Painted 1997-1998 ; Mounted William Cullen Library 1999. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The artist has painted the landing of Da Gama and his men at the Cape - as seen metaphorically by the Khoi. Coetzee draws on Andre Brink's The first life of Adamastor for the narrative of the painting. Adamastor, the giant spirit of the Cape of storms,appears in canto 5 of Camoes' Lusiads, the epic poem celebrating the Portuguese voyages of discovery. Brink recasts Adamastor as T'kama, a chieftan of the Khoi who encounter Da Gama and his sailors. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Brian Zylstra, Dot Zylstra en_ZA
dc.subject Adamastor en_ZA
dc.subject Gama, Vasco da,1469-1524 en_ZA
dc.subject Brink, André Philippus,1935- en_ZA
dc.title T'kama Adamastor en_ZA
dc.type Image en_ZA


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