Wordless Wednesday- African Sculpture

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African Sculpture

What can I say. Viewing Art is a new hobby for me. Next thing I am going to start doing is collecting them. Came across this sculpture on my trip to the African Art Museum at the Smithsonian Institute. This is the work of the Idoma artist Ochai (who died circa 1950)was first documented in 1958 by art historian Roy Sieber and later in the 1970's to 1980's by Sidney L.Kashif. Unlike most other artists,Ochai was a full time sculptor and had commissions from many villages beyond his own. Ochai carving style is bold and expressive, and his face masks seem to capture a sense of arrested movement.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

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Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
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Lanre,  I can feel the power of this piece.  I don't think this is one I would have in my "collection", it is a bit too intense for me. I appreciate your sharing it.

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Sep 21, 2011 05:04 PM #1
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Damion Alexander
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Great piece of art. I have to make a journey to D.C. to view some of the other pieces of art. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Lanre, You're in the right location to enjoy art!  With DC right there, or not even all that far of a road trip to even NYC, there's a lot to be seen!

Sep 21, 2011 11:27 PM #3
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Akil Walker
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Lanre,

 

This piece is bold and powerful. i can see it sitting in your entertaining area at the house. Thanks for the post. 

Sep 22, 2011 12:38 AM #4
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