Jasmin Joseph (1923-2005) 28"x16" The Monkey and the Fruit Tree Oil on Masonite #1-3-96GN-HA
This painting depicts a monkey sitting on top of a fruit tree. It's an original 28"x16" oil on masonite. " While art should no doubt not be moralizing, an exception should be made for the lessons given by Jasmin Joseph," says Gerald Alexis about Jasmin's art in his book "Peintres Haitiens". Get the Book "Peintres Haitiens" Now!
Haitian sculptor and painter, Jasmin began his career as a sculptor, the most striking figures were animals. Upset because his works were being copied Joseph turned to paint. His use of animal tales to point a moral relates to traditions of Haitian folklore.
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