Presentation on theme: "ART AND AESTHETICS: The Artistic Enterprise in Pre/Postcolonial African Societies."— Presentation transcript:
ART AND AESTHETICS: The Artistic Enterprise in Pre/Postcolonial African Societies
Art and Aesthetics Defined Concepts of Beauty Two Manifestations of Beauty: Outer Beauty –Ewa Ode Inner BeautyEwa Inu Iwa– Being, Character, site of Personality/Spirituality
Artistic Criteria Ephebism Youthfulness Shinning Smoothness Luminosity Emotional Proportion Social Proportion Completeness Functionality Polyrhythms The HeadOri as a site of spirituality, shrine, and altar 2 manifestations: Outer HeadOri ode Inner HeadOri inu
Head of an Ooni, Ife, Nigeria 11 th /12 th century Leaded Brass
Fragment of an Executioner Ife, Nigeria 11 th /13 th century Terracotta
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