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John N Maufangejo 1943-1987 : a perspective on his lino-cuts with special reference to the University of Bophuthatswana print collection

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dc.contributor.author Cole CH en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:30Z
dc.date.created 1989 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25515
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research essay was to analyse certain terms and characteristics associated with Muafangejo, in order to ascertain if it was possible to situate the artist in a particular movement or genre. An additional question that received attention is, what would be the characteristics that were particular to this artist's work? In addition to this, attention was given to the qualities and characteristics of his work. An attempt was made to place Muafangejo in terms of the styles and movements often associated with the artist, for example, primitive, traditional and modern. It was concluded that Muafangejo's work does display characteristics of the various terms concepts mentioned above. However, the result of this analysis only proved to defy a rigid categorization of the artist. It became evident that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to attach a single and exclusive term to this artist. His works display a multigeneric quality that avoids such simplistic categorization. The works transcend boundaries and rely on a symbiotic relationship with influences which effect his expressions. There is never an attempt by the artist to emulate any particular style or movement. His expression relies in the interaction of these influences resulting in the creation of an idiolect that is unique to his system of communication. Finally it is concluded that Muafangejo's struggle is not about his need to locate himself either in the traditional or the modern world. What is of importance to him is his involvement with these two worlds and how he sees himself in relation to them. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art historiography en
dc.title John N Maufangejo 1943-1987 : a perspective on his lino-cuts with special reference to the University of Bophuthatswana print collection en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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