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Colour attitudes : a critique of seven Nigerian painters / Bolaji Campbell

Catalog Data

Author:
Campbell, Bolaji  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Odutokun, Gani 1946-1995  Search this
Udechukwu, Obiora 1946-  Search this
Akolo, Jimo Bola 1935-  Search this
Akande, Joshua Ishola 1942-  Search this
Oshinowo, K. A  Search this
Grillo, Yusuf Adebayo Cameron 1934-2021  Search this
Egonu, Uzo 1931-1996  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1989
20th century
Notes:
Campbell explores the use of color by Nigerian painters Gani Odutokun, Obiora Udechukwu, Jimo Akolo, Joshua Akande, Kolade Oshinowo, Yusuf Grillo, and Uzo Egonu. All of these modern painters depart, some dramatically so, from the more pallid palette of colonial era painters. They employ color expressively, creating moods and intensities in their choice and interplay of color. For Akolo, color is the dominant element, overriding form and composition. With Grillo, color is much more subtle, even symbolic. Egonu uses color symbolically but in a different way; he restricts his color repertoire to red, black and white and the meanings that these can evoke.
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Topic:
Painting, Nigerian  Search this
Painters  Search this
Color in African art  Search this
Call number:
N1 .K966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537997