Peintres Bantous (1952)

The short documentary Peintres bantous (Bantou painters, 1952) the Belgian colonial officer and occasional documentary maker André Scohy highlights the work of Congolese artists. In the 1950 the interest in Conogolese arts evolved from an interest in traditional arts and crafs to an interest in individual artists (Mongita, Dombe, Bata, Kiabelua). Their work and talent is however assessed through a colonialist prism of western aesthetics.