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Article Number - 4A51CBB6081


Vol.3(1), pp. 5- 15 , May 2013
DOI: 10.5897/JFSA12.002
ISSN: 2141-6524



Full Length Research Paper

Visual illustration using printmaking as a medium: A case study of coronation ceremonies of kings among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria


Oladumiye E. B. and Kashim I. B.*




Department of Industrial Design, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704, Akure, Nigeria.


Email: ibykash@gmail.com






 Accepted: 04 May 2012  Published: 31 May 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Coronation ceremonies are traditional rites to formally install kings to the throne of their forefathers as community leaders who are symbol of authority between their people and the outside world. The funfairs that accompany these ceremonies are worth documenting using printmaking as a vehicle of visual and historical expression. The prints represented in this paper are expression of myths and mythologies demonstrating African culture, which stands out as sacred. This discourse also relies on oral testimonies, written and archival documents. The materials used for the execution of the prints are rubber, wood, plate, offset printing inks and glass, which records the events as an alternative to the use of photographic documentation.

Key words: Coronation ceremony, kingship, mythology in prints, cultural expression.


APA (2013). Visual illustration using printmaking as a medium: A case study of coronation ceremonies of kings among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria. Journal of Fine and Studio Art, 3(1), 5- 15.
Chicago Oladumiye E. B. and Kashim I. B.. "Visual illustration using printmaking as a medium: A case study of coronation ceremonies of kings among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 3, no. 1 (2013): 5- 15.
MLA Oladumiye E. B. and Kashim I. B.. "Visual illustration using printmaking as a medium: A case study of coronation ceremonies of kings among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 3.1 (2013): 5- 15.
   
DOI 10.5897/JFSA12.002
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JFSA/article-abstract/4A51CBB6081

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