Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Fictions

Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Fictions

1997
Artist
Moyo Ogundipe, Nigerian, b. 1948
Work Locations: Denver, CO, Nigeria
painting
Acrylic paint on canvas
Joan Evans Anderman Memorial Fund
2000.243
Moyo Ogundipe (Nigerian). Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Fictions. 1997. Acrylic paint on canvas. Joan Evans Anderman Memorial Fund. 2000.243.
Dimensions
height: 48 1/4 in, 122.5550 cm; width: 72 in, 182.8800 cm
Inscription
Bottom right: "Moyo Ogundipe '97". Sticker on back: "Orlando Museum of Art 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 Exhibition: TransAfrican Art Invitational December 13, 1997 - February 15, 1998 Artist: Moyo Ogundipe (Nigeria, b. 1948) Title: Soliloquy: The Fragile Fictions of Life, 1997 Medium: acrylic on canvas Size: 48 1/8 x 72 1/4 in. Credit line: Courtesy of the Artist"
Department
Native Arts
Collection
African Art
Contemporary Yoruba artist Moyo Ogundipe draws on a vast storehouse of African and Western imagery for his paintings. Among his inspirations are the house posts carved by Olowe Ise. Traditional African body decoration, birds as symbols of freedom and power, and batik patterns are recurring motifs, but so are creatures from Greek mythology.
Exhibition History
  • "TransAfrican Art Invitational"—Orlando Museum of Art, 12/13/1997 - 2/15/1998
  • "Transatlantic Dialogue"—Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 12/19/1999 - 3/26/2000
  • National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 5/21/2000 - 9/3/2000
  • Joan Evans Anderman Memorial Reception—Denver Art Museum, lobby, 2/11/2001 - 2/18/2001.

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