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The Importance of Oriki Yoruba Mural Art

Stephen Folaranmi


In visual art, inspiration and concept are the driving forces in the execution of a particular art piece, be it in the Fine or industrial Art. Yoruba traditional mural has been executed in most cases in veneration of the and most of the products are for the Oba as well as for rich or influential individuals. Despite the painters claim to have been moved or inspired by the spiritual powers of the in the execution of such murals, Or cognomen has been discovered to be a very important driving force in these paintings. This paper tries to examine the importance and impact of orgin the execution and interpretation of selected Yoruba traditional murals.

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editor: Nkiru Nzegwu; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator & Book Review Editor: Azuka Nzegwu

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