The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory

The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory

The Myriam Nader Haitian Art Gallery in New York showcases Haitian art through the spheres of its Loas, History, and Memory, The art gallery’s contemporary significance. specializes in buying, selling, and appraising Haitian art. Additionally, providing flexible hours and individualized consultations catered to the requirements of each customer.

We take great pleasure in our excellent packaging at the Myriam Nader Haitian Art Gallery and transport artwork safely to destinations throughout the globe. You can simply purchase art from Haitian artists now residing overseas or in Haiti from the convenience of your home or office any time of day or night. We accommodate the hectic schedules of our collectors.

Let us find out more insights into Haitian art culture, history, and memory:


Loas are the ghosts associated with Haiti's Vodou religion. There are numerous Loas, each with their own set of characteristics. Legba is one of the most essential Loas. He is known as the crossroads spirit. Loas have assigned colors, while Legbas have red, orange, and yellow. Erzili Freda, the nature of love, is another significant Loa. Her symbol is a heart, and her favorite color is pink.

There are two Erzilis; the second is Erzili Danto, the motherhood spirit. Her favorite colors are red and blue. Many of the Loas have Catholic equivalents. Erzili Freda represents the Virgin Mary, whereas Erzili Danto represents the Black Madonna.

History of Haiti

The paintings evoke early twentieth-century Haitian art on three themes: the impact of history and memory, the omnipresence of the Loas—the various spirits of the Vodoo religion—in daily life, and the reworking of past art forms.

Haiti's rich cultural traditions are based on the complicated histories of enslavement and European colonialism in the African Diaspora. The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the world's wealthiest colony in the 1700s. The enslaved African prisoners in Saint-Domingue came from various African states in Central and West Africa.

The well-known unframed 24"x36"
oil on board painting of a voodoo ceremony, in excellent condition, signed by the famous Haitian artist Andre Pierre to add to your art collection.

Memory of Haiti

Memory serves as an alternative repository and a catalyst for a sophisticated knowledge of history in the Haitian artistic heritage. Haitian art is a form of African diasporic expression influenced by the historical circumstances of Atlantic slavery and European colonialism. Haitian art depicts how formerly enslaved persons—and hence labeled as non-human—constructed their humanity. The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory defines how new Afro-Caribbean practices arose from historical circumstances and were converted into an art form.

The renowned Haitian artist Frantz Zephirin created "L'Apparition des Trois Femmes D'Egypte" or The Apparition of The Three Ladies From Egypt, as one-of-a-kind and original artwork. Zephirin has signed the piece in the lower right corner, and "2686651" is written below the signature.

The Final Word

Our objective is to raise awareness of Haiti's rich and distinctive fine arts. We want to help collectors navigate our excellent art collection and give them professional evaluations of the art they own and the pieces they want to buy. We pledge to offer unique products at reasonable prices and make quality clients who genuinely pay homage to art and history.

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