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Madonna of the East, Java - Tretchikoff Print

Madonna of the East, Java - Tretchikoff Print

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Tretchikoff's Madonna of the East delves into the nuanced expressions of Javanese women, capturing the subtle qualities that may appear expressionless at first glance but are profoundly eloquent of their attitude towards life. The artwork focuses on the intriguing contrast between seemingly immobile facial features and the depth of emotion and control these women possess.

Javanese women are capable of dancing for hours without a single facial muscle moving, reflecting not a lack of emotion but rather a remarkable control over their feelings. This controlled expression can be seen as a metaphorical mask, worn to navigate the complexities of life, including the dominance imposed by the male figure and societal expectations.

Through 'Madonna of the East,' the artist sheds light on the intricate layers of emotion, restraint, and resilience that characterise the lives of Javanese women. The artwork invites viewers to contemplate the silent strength and inner complexities hidden behind the serene facade, prompting a deeper understanding of the cultural and social dynamics at play in Java. It serves as a tribute to the quiet dignity and enduring spirit of these women in the face of life's challenges and expectations.


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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