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|Title: ||Ga proverbs and symbolism as basis for painting|
|Authors: ||Adashie, Michael Ashiteye|
|Issue Date: ||13-Dec-2001|
|Series/Report no.: ||3382;|
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this painting thesis is to find ways by which the researcher could popularise Ga proverbial symbolism which is being overshadowed and being lost to urbanisation that promotes the colonial philosophy of “all black is bad all white is good. This is seen of remarks made by most on the street and sometimes in intellectual circles. Due to this negative attitude many subconsciously do not want to associate with their culture which they mistakenly view as archaic or even degrading. Further this misconception is not just a local attitude [i.e. peculiar only to the Gas] but nationwide, this psychologically threatens the extinction of Ga proverbs amongst contemporary Ga youth. The Ga people have a rich cultural heritage amongst which is the art of proverbs. Also because a few that was documented in books for the purpose of teaching is even out of print, this art is being lost among the contemporary generation.
The researcher thus hopes to renew interest in these rich indigenous traditional values for contemporary usage, making it easier for people to remember them. The researcher has made a collection of some these proverbs and developed ideographs to represent these proverbs for easy visual recollection and enhancement of their educational value.
The researcher has used these ideographs dubbed ADASHI symbols in painting to popularise their conceptual and aesthetic values in today’s contemporary society. The researcher hopes that this modest contribution to his people and society as a whole will go a long way to add up to the advancement of the poetic essence of the Ga language|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to School of Graduate Studies,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial
fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree in Painting, 2001|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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