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Comment from: Dejazmach Habesha [Visitor]
Dejazmach Habesha

The man enlightened not only Ethiopia but the globe with his thought provoking and brilliantly painted pieces. I am proud to know such a great talent was produced in my country. Everything he posted exhibited his love for his country.

Maitre Artist will be painting in heaven now.

04/11/12 @ 23:24
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
john john
5 stars

He was one of the best of all great Artist in the world rest in peace we love you. “Mote Ayqerim Sim Ayqeberim”

04/11/12 @ 23:58
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

What a tragedy to true Ethiopians. I own some of his pictures among other a mother Ethiopia with child,Afar man and an Ethiopia women with Amhara tradition cloth….

I am sure weyannes are poised him to get his wealth. I heard a few sad history of him, from 1960 when he was young and what happened to him by Adals shifta….

04/12/12 @ 00:28
Comment from: esseye [Visitor]
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As his statements throughout his career indicated, and he repeated it on several occasions, it seemed Maitre Artiste Afewerk never played any one partisan role throughout his entire artistic life and negotiated nothing at the expense of his country. To those who reproached him on the class matters and historical, religious and political subject matter he created by commission, he would say “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” For those who accuse him of working for the rich oblivious to the poor and associate him with the dominant ideology and the ruling class he would say, “I am not an arbiter between the oppressors and the oppressed classes, and I was not born rich myself, I make myself who I am by working hard.” And for those who say that the Emperor created him, he would say it is the other way round – that he recreated the emperor the world and the Ethiopians created. In his proud, devotional and resolute attitude toward his country, he would say, “I have never been weary of serving my country. There is nothing to stop me, neither politics, gossip, what have you. In fact each and every obstacle drives me even more strongly and affirms my commitment to my country.”

04/12/12 @ 00:35
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]

C’est moi senait,
You see the degree of your insanity and being a slut woman? You even mebtioned Woyane in this completely unrelated issue. Did I hear you say woyane poisoned him? hahaha. How slut you are.
Also please leave aside the private affair of this great artist. Behave humanly at least when you write about our most reverend artist.

04/12/12 @ 03:15
Comment from: dani boy [Visitor]
dani boy

He was really an icon for the world of art. It is a very big loss for Ethiopia.
My condolences!

04/12/12 @ 03:37
Comment from: M.T. [Visitor]

RIP., grand eminent painter, truth speaker and true doer, Afewerk Tekle ! Painter of all times !!

To his family, and his friends, artist fellows in Ethiopia and abroad, Bizu Birtatina metsnanatin emegnalehu!

Very very few people in the world don’t mess up with things they don’t know and charms they don’t posses: Fame, money, media-gitz, careerism, personality cult., etc might form some one to the better, they might also doom him/her to nothing, irrelevant nobody. These people in their lives with great care preserve their early precocity. Afewerk is one of those. Artists, journalists, literati’s and un/educated [rich/less affluent] working people should learn from his perseverance. To travel long in three political dynasties - ok, systems - like Afewerk’s journey is unheard of, even in the world art historicity. With that, also securing a place at the helm of the platform; sokkel, kept for undying ones - long enduring names, like ours’ Tekle, is some thing special.

Afewerk, Ethiopians will miss you much in person but
every body knows you have left unavoidable monument of grand scale in their heart - thus you remain in us.

one of your fans and listeners,

04/12/12 @ 04:48
Comment from: Sebhat Tessema [Visitor]
Sebhat Tessema


04/12/12 @ 05:08
Comment from: Bisrat [Visitor]

RIP gashe Afewerk! I remember that fancy convertible car of yours. I have a confession to make. While I was teenage boy, myself and my childhood friend Nigusse we tried to take out unsuccessfully the gold emblem welded on the side of your car. Your car was parked right down from your studio at National Library of Addis. On that beautiful gold insignia carved “Afewerk Wolde Negodgad”. Mr. Wolde Negodgad rest in peace.

04/12/12 @ 05:29
Comment from: Almaz Kahasia Michial.Stockholm Sweden [Visitor]
Almaz Kahasia Michial.Stockholm Sweden

He will be always the good mankind in earth and we love you Afewrqi.
In Woyane agame time we have lost a lot a true Ethiopians under their brutalist managetic system.
This ugly people killed first Prof Asrat,Tsgaye G.Medhin,aristic Tilahun ,Ato Mamo Wedneh and now this brilant Ethiopain great…..

04/12/12 @ 08:52
Comment from: weygud [Visitor]

What really happened to him? How is it that the story was not out how he died. I am sure TPLF has something to do with his death. TPLF is already at his house controlling all the wealth. As it was time to attack Amaras, they started with Afewerek Tekle the symbol of not just Ethiopia but Africa. I don’t think his death is accident. The police have already surrounded his house I heard. TPLF will sell or take all the wealth to higher bid. You will soon find out what happened to his wealth and house by next year. Knowing TPLF’s non tranparency, they have agenda. When a government is so secretive, be very worried. They probably killed millions of Ethiopians but we don’t know it 1. because we have burried our head in a sand 2. because they do it very secretly unlike Mengistu. Of course we wil never find out what happened to our greatest Artist, RIP

04/12/12 @ 09:33
Comment from: Bethihu [Visitor]

RIP!! You were one of the best artist ever existed in this world, and you will be remember forever!!

04/12/12 @ 10:41
Comment from: Ferdu [Visitor]
5 stars

I just heard the bad news that Maitre Artist Afework Tekle passed away today at the age of 80. Well,
A person cannot command God. So all I can say is: may his soul rest in peace. Maitre Artist Afework Tekle was a free-thinking man known for his paintings not only within Ethiopia; but also throughout the globe. He was always thought provoking and produced brilliantly painted pieces. I am proud to have known Maitre Artist Afework Tekle in person and able to witness how a great talented nationalist Ethiopian he was at all times during his careers. Everything he produced reflected his deep love and affection to Mother Ethiopia. I do admire some of his paintings so keenly. Few among the many worth mentioning are: (1) Mother Ethiopia holding her child, (2) An Afar man (3) African Leaders on glass at the Economic Commission for Africa, and (4) an Ethiopia women with the Amhara traditional clothes. As a social person, Maitre Artist Afewerk was never a partisan politician as such. He remained a standing technocrat who left issues concerning politics, religion, economics, etc. are left for the professionals to handle them as they are trained and tailored best in these subject matters

04/12/12 @ 10:58
Comment from: [Member]
5 stars

It is a sad day in all of Ethiopia. The late Afewerk Tekle was a giant of a man in the art world for Ethiopia. He pioneered and presented the modern Ethiopian art to the world. His iconic work, I don’t know now but, was gracing the entrance of the old OAU building.
Death To Weyanes now!!!

04/12/12 @ 11:19
Comment from: Reta [Visitor]

Come on C’est moi senait,weygud… the guy actually LIVED 80 years unlike most of his contry men. Stop the BS.

04/12/12 @ 11:41

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