Father & Son

A painting by Szilvia Mate of bonobos called 'Father & Son'

Father & Son

Szilvia Mate

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Father & Son
Szilvia Mate
Mixed Media / Other
Artwork Size (cm)
49cm x 46cm


About the piece:
Szilvia resides in Hungary and has a strong passion for drawing, now wanting to become a tattoo artist. Her drawing skills came from her parents and her main influence is the Hungarian painter István Sándorfi, who impressed Szilvia with his photorealistic oil painting and then led her to focus on hyper realistic art. Great apes have been her favourite animals since she was a child, in particular the bonobos. This species is capable of showing a wide range of what were long held as human-specific feelings and emotions, such as sensitivity, patience, compassion, kindness, empathy and altruism. They have a reputation for being the peaceful, free-loving hippies of the wild world. ‘Father and Son’ aims to depict what we all feel love should be between a father and his son. Us humans could and should learn from them.

At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.