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Title: Charcoal Market: Palace of Oppression
Authors: Joshua, John Oyedemi
Keywords: Painting
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: International Journal of Innovative Language, Literature & Art Studies
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;No. 1; Pp 27-40
Abstract: This paper seeks to explore charcoal market in painting using a restricted palette. The palette consists of gray and subdued primary colours employed to build up a structure in painting that evokes a somber mood and aesthetically document a charcoal market. The inspiration was derived from an environment that is overwhelmingly black and capable of absolving other colours thereby making them to lose their identity. Various aspects of the charcoal market were explored focusing on the activities of elements inherent in its different patterns. The paintings epitomize inquiry that embodies the processes which interpret and question social phenomenon through studio experimentation. It looked at the underlining aesthetics of charcoal market to capture the metaphor of the human spirit, of labour of ordinary people in an everyday situation. Thus open up a discourse on humans under extreme condition reflected in an activity created to show their resilience, putting so much labour but without proportionate result. These encapsulate the society in a whole of human struggle for survival. To achieve the set objectives, a conceptual framework was developed from the works of Piet Mondrian, Rick Stevens, John Virtue and Pablo Picasso to explore this pictorial design concept. The significance of this research describes visual experience from a charcoal market that can help probe more into colour relationships and design concepts. Findings reveal the development of conceptual allegories transmit cryptic content relating to the environment and create aesthetic space for multiplicity of reading. Therefore the tendency to interpret a work in different perspectives can be from social, cultural, economic and philosophical or peculiar visual understanding.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1302
ISSN: 2354-2926
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