About the artwork
The painting depicts two birds feeding on an insect while a snake attempts to steal eggs from their nest. One of the birds stands on the snake's tail. It is painted using flat, opaque, highly saturated colour.
About the artist
Mandu Mmatambwe Adeusi (born Tanzania, c.1914- c.1984) was one of the first generation of the the Tingatinga School of painters. Adeusi was tutored by Edward Said Tingatinga, who founded the Tingatinga School. Tingatinga is a style of painting that developed in the second half of the 20th century in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, traditionally made on masonite, using several layers of bicycle paint to create brilliant and highly saturated colours