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The Shattered Gourd: Yoruba Forms in Twentieth-Century American Art

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"The Shattered Gourd uses the lens of visual art to examine connections between the United States and the Yoruba region of western Nigeria.Twentieth-century African American artists employing Yoruba images in their work have gone from protest art to the exploration and celebration of the self and the community. Nearly four dozen works illustrate a broad thematic treatment combined with a detailed approach to individual African and African American artists.

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There is a myth of the Yoruba people of western Africa about the shattering of a calabash gourd that brings death and uncertainty into the world. Curator of African, African American, and Oceanic arts at the Denver Art Museum, Okediji (visual arts, U. of Colorado-Denver) explores how black American artists in the 20th century have sought to heal the lesions of slavery and its aftermath through the metaphor of seeking and reconstructing the shattered calabash. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Drawing on the gourd in a Yoruba legend--which has come to symbolize in modern times the warfare and enslavement that have culminated in the black Diaspora--"The Shattered Gourd" uses the lens of visual art to examine connections between the United States and the Yoruba region of western Nigeria. 47 illus.

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ISBN:
9780295981505
Author:
Okediji, Moyo
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Author:
Okediji, Moyosore B.
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
African
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
Art, Yoruba.
Subject:
African American art
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
African American art - 20th century
Subject:
African American art - Psychological aspects
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 16-18
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.28x7.36x.76 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the gourd in a Yoruba legend--which has come to symbolize in modern times the warfare and enslavement that have culminated in the black Diaspora--"The Shattered Gourd" uses the lens of visual art to examine connections between the United States and the Yoruba region of western Nigeria. 47 illus.
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