Cyprien Tokoudagba - Agassou painting
Cyprien is painting Agassou ,the God of the Panther, in his family compound.
Cyprien Tokoudagba , born in 1939, lives and works in Abomey, Benin.
He his an initiate of vodun Tôhôssou, god of the water.He began his artwork by adorning the walls of vodun temples, and later restored the “bas-reliefs” of the royal palaces of Abomey.
He began using canvas on commissions in 1989.His works represent symbols and deities of Vodun as well as mottos and emblems of the Abomey Kings.
© Nicolas Dubreuil