Ijo Art Theory: An Expose'

  • SG Mangiri


Nigerian traditional arts have received tremendous attention from individual researchers, writers and research institutions. These arts speak about those ethnic communities, which help to communicate and interpret their ideological framework. The traditional identity of the Ijo in her artistic culture and ideological foundation has not been documented enough by artists and critics. This paper therefore, attempts to bring to bear the philosophy, cosmogony, thoughts, beliefs, and myths of the Ijo, which forms the basis of their art style. Qualitative research methodology was used to achieve the desired objectives through photographic recording of visuals and literary studies. This will serve as a call for further research and analysis of Ijo art, for the growth and development of Nigerian arts tradition.

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eISSN: 2227-5452
print ISSN: 2225-8590