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MONASTERY MARTIAL ARTS - Authentic Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster

MONASTERY MARTIAL ARTS - Authentic Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster

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Authentic MEN FROM THE MONASTERY MARTIAL ARTS Hand-Painted Movie Poster from Ghana

Discover the vibrant world of African cinema through this authentic, hand-painted movie poster for  MEN FROM THE MONASTERY MARTIAL ARTS. Crafted with passion and skill by the renowned Ghanaian artist NIK MATHIS for ROYAL Video Club, this piece encapsulates the essence of martial arts mastery within the walls of a monastery. Each brush stroke tells a story of tradition, action, and the art of combat, making it a priceless addition to any collection.

Size: 51 1/2" x 39 1/2" (131 cm x 100 cm)

Condition: Good, with character. While showing signs of wear, including paint peeling and age-related damages, these imperfections only add to the poster's authentic charm and historical value. Please refer to the photos for a closer look at its unique condition.

This piece stands as a testament to the vibrant Ghanaian tradition of hand-painted movie posters, created on recycled canvas (used flour sacks), offering a unique glimpse into the world of mobile cinema in West Africa. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of African film history.

This vibrant hand-painted movie poster from Ghana beautifully encapsulates the essence of "Men from the Monastery," a classic kung fu film. The poster's dynamic imagery and rich colors reflect the movie's intense action and cultural depth, capturing the attention of viewers and inviting them into the world of the film.

Cultural and Artistic Significance

Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters are a unique and fascinating form of art that combines traditional painting techniques with cinematic themes. Originating in the 1980s to advertise mobile cinema showings across Ghana, these posters were created on recycled flour sacks by local artists. Each poster is a one-of-a-kind piece, offering a glimpse into the artist's perception of the movie, often with added drama or fantasy to attract audiences. The tradition represents a significant aspect of Ghana's cultural heritage and the global appreciation of African art, as these posters have been exhibited worldwide and are highly collectible.

Film Information

"Men from the Monastery" (1974)

  • Director: Chang Cheh
  • Cast: Chen Kuan Tai, Alexander Fu Sheng, Chi Kuan-Chun, and more.
  • Plot: Set in the final days of the Ming Dynasty, this film follows the disciples of the Shaolin Monastery as they engage in a fierce struggle against Manchu troops, aiming to protect their homeland and preserve their ways of life. The narrative unfolds through a series of vignettes focused on the individual and collective journeys of the monastery's disciples, combining martial arts action with dramatic storytelling.

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Discover More About "Men from the Monastery" For those interested in exploring more about this martial arts classic, the following resources offer extensive insights into the movie's background, making, and reviews:

To delve into the plot and characters, visit CityOnFire's detailed page on "Men from the Monastery".

For an overview and ratings, check out FilmAffinity - Men from the Monastery.

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