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Wer den Regenbogen greift : Kunst aus Nigeria

Catalog Data

Author:
Mundt, Christina  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Twins Seven Seven 1944-2011  Search this
Oyelami, Muraina  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1991
20th century
Notes:
The Nigerian contemporary art scene has always been diverse, a rainbow of colors, mirroring the culturally rich and complex country. Certainly Yoruba culture looms large and Yoruba artists are a prominent part of the picture. Personalities such as Twins Seven Seven and Muraina Oyelami are prime examples.
Even an independent artist like Bruce Onobrakpeya has been strongly influenced by Yoruba culture. The Zaria school's generation of the 1960s with its fresh and energetic vision, riding on the high tide of national independence is strong counterweight to the exuberant phenomenon of Oshogbo's Mbari Mbayo. Completing the triangle is the Nsukka school which took up Igbo uli as its code word and image. Contemporary Nigerian arts and artists are extremely confident, culturally secure, even boisterous.
Topic:
Art, Nigerian  Search this
Artists  Search this
Uli artists  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .M67 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547313