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A: I saw this painting at the Baltimore Museum of Art and was intrigued by the intracacy and textures of the beads, cylinders, and other items used by Jimoh Buraimoh, a Nigerian modernist. The figures are his portrayal of the three men who traveled to England in 1960 to negotiate Nigeria’s independence. Buraimoh honors the nation’s founders with materials that glorify Yoruba heritage and artistic traditions. His title also associates the men with the three wise men of the Bible. I enjoy this work very much and couldn’t help being reminded of imagery by Picasso.
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Posted on June 16, 2018, in An Artist's Life, Art in general, Painting in General, Photography, Travel and tagged associates, ”Three Wise Men”, Baltimore Museum of Art, beads, Bible, cylinders, England, figures, imagery, independence, intracacy, Jimoh Buraimoh, modernist, negotiate, Nigerian, painting, Picasso, portayal, textures, traveled. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.