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African Renaissance: Old Forms, New images in Yoruba Art describes, analyzes, and interprets the historical and cultural contexts of an African art renaissance using the twentieth- and twenty-first-century transformation of ancient Yoruba artistic heritage. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary Yoruba art, Okediji defines this art history through the lens of colonialism, an experience that served to both destroy ancient art traditions and revive Yoruba art in the twentieth century.<P>With vivid reproductions of paintings, prints, and drawings, Okediji describes how Yoruba art has replenished and redefined itself. Okediji groups the text into several broadly overlapping periods that intricately detail the journey of Yoruba art and artists: first through oppression by European colonialism, then the attainment of Nigeria's independence and the new nation's subsequent military coup, and ending with present-day native Yoruban artists fleeing their homeland.<P>Based upon extensive interviews with the artists and critical readings of the existing literature on contemporary Yoruba art, African Renaissance: Old Forms, New Images in Yoruba Art will appeal to the art historian and art collector and serve as a wonderful introduction to the canon of Yoruba art for the general reader.

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Okediji (African and African American art history, U. of Colorado, Denver) is the curator for African and Oceanic arts at the Denver Art Museum, and brings an extraordinary depth of knowledge to his discussion of art, artists, history, and context. He writes engagingly, and his exposition is significant to a wide audience<-- >extending beyond art historians, art collectors, and general readers interested in African art to those involved with contemporary arts in postcolonial diasporas throughout the world. The volume's production is not lavish, but 42 b&w and 20 color photos support Okediji's text and invite further investigation, which is afforded by a substantial bibliography. Distributed by the U. of Oklahoma Press.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780870816819
Author:
Okediji, Moyo
Author:
Okediji, Moyosore B.
Author:
Okediji, Moyo
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
African
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Art, Yoruba.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art, Yoruba - 20th century
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
11.12x8.46x.56 in. 1.43 lbs.

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