Outdoor Pottery Sculpture in Ife Art School

Moses Akintunde Akintonde, Toyin Emmanuel Akinde, Segun Oladapo Abiodun, Michael Adeyinka Okunade

Abstract


The rich public outdoor sculpture practice of the Southwest of Nigeria still lacks scientific and empirical experimentation of non-conventional material for the production of outdoor sculpture, particularly pottery images. Although scholarship on public outdoor sculpture in the Southwest of Nigeria is becoming steady in growth, yet a reconnaissance study of the pottery sculpture in art practice and historical perspective has not been made. A study of this type of art, erected in the garden of Ife art school is exigent and paramount now that many of the works are not being maintained. The study underscores the inherent values in the genre of the art; and examined pottery sculpture types, its uses in public sphere and its development in morphology, iconic thematic and stylistic expressions. The study observed that outdoor pottery sculptures are impressive, apparent in sculpture multiplicity of type and dynamics; it is rare in occurrence in Southwestern Nigeria.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3p219


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