Aworan: Representing the Self and Its Metaphysical Other in Yoruba Art

Lawal, Babatunde
September 2001
Art Bulletin;Sep2001, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p498
Academic Journal
Focuses on the interconnectedness of art and language in Yoruba culture of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin and how their cosmogony and concept of procreation draw on the metaphors of artistic creativity. Reasons for treating the naturalistic representation of a living person with ambivalence; Information on the Yoruba code of ethics; Naturalistic portraits during the second-burial ceremonies for the dead.


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