(1939 - 2012)
Cyprien Tokoudagba was active/lived in Africa, Benin. Cyprien Tokoudagba is known for painting.
Biography Cyprien Tokoudagba
Cyprien Tokoudagba was born in 1939 and died in 2012. He lived and worked in Abomey, Benin.
At an early age, Tokoudagba was sent to a Vodun temple to learn the skills of the priesthood, whilst he chose not to follow a career as a priest, Vodun religious symbols can be seen throughout his work. In addition, his work as an art restorer at The National Museum in Abomey, gave him a profound understanding of Benin's rich cultural and religious history, which was central to his own paintings that are steeped in symbolism and mythology.
'Ayéfodo' is a Yoruba word that means 'life is long- you never know what can happen'. This work references the Egungun: traditional secret societies that invoke the spirits of dead ancestors to expose the strhttp://theauctionroom.com/auctions/9
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