South Africans on social media recently expressed their admiration for a new Rasta painting which looked a lot like the original photograph. Many South Africa’s appreciated Rasta’s new attention to detail and lifelike portraits, while others missed his interesting perspectives and unique style.
The love/hate relationship that South Africans have with Lebani “Rasta” Sirenje has reached another level. The painter, known for his inaccurate portraits of everyone he could manage, from Senzo Meyiwa to Boity and Jerry Mofokeng, recently shared a few very attractive paintings, as Briefly.co.za reported earlier.
Rasta has become so famous for his 'mispaintings' that many South Africans can't deal with a new painting of his that is actually very beautiful. People took to Twitter to say that they miss 'the old Rasta' - the one who couldn't paint accurate portraits, Briefly.co.za found.
Three accurate-looking Rasta portraits impressed South Africans:
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Social media users joked that Rasta’s portrayal of Sjava was way too accurate. One user joked that he should throw it away and redo it with the original Rasta style, while others felt he had been holding out on Mzansi and hiding his true skills.
Another user, Ian Masondo, jokingly suggested that maybe Rasta can only draw people while they’re alive and other users remarked that he must have drunk the Woolies water.
Twitter users joked that it must be witchcraft because this resemblance was too good. Others remarked that he must have hired a ghost-painter.
One user wrote, “Hayi, Rasta, why are you painting properly now? I was getting ready to laugh. This is too good.”
Rasta was also praised for a beautiful drawing of a Twitter user which was remarkably accurate.
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