About the artwork
The painting depicts a white-haired, bearded man, surrounded by snakes. He is sitting on a yellow stool under a green tree, against a red background.
About the artist
Simon George Mpata (born Tanzania, 1942 1984) was taught by his half- brother Edward Said Tingatinga, and is thought to be the artist in the Tingatinga School whose work is most faithful to his teacher s style.