TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Lawal, Babatunde
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep2001, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p498
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
5291216

 

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