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|Title: ||Caricature Painting on Royal Palm Trees|
|Authors: ||Sarfo-Mensah, Paul|
|Issue Date: ||25-Sep-1994|
|Series/Report no.: ||2032;|
|Abstract: ||More revelations are being made. Older theories are giving way to new theories and new theories are giving way to the expected and the unexpected. We solve old problems with new solutions and new solutions create new problems because old problems are insoluble, thus leaving residue in new solutions.
The following thesis transforms a report on a practical painting project (‘Caricature Painting on Royal Palm Trees’) to a dissertation on ambiguity of life’s long-held inklings. It begins with a rather uncommon introduction; and introduction of questions; a debate which involves everybody and implores the reader to ask questions she never asked. It would be noticed that the writer uses the pronoun ‘we’ in diverse ways. Sometimes it means ‘all of us’; sometimes it is used in place of Africans; other times in place of ‘artists’ and so forth.
A review of literature related to the practical project and a survey of the writer’s earlier experiments follows under the heading, ‘What Have Others Done, What Have We Done?’ The Chapter takes the reader through references to other artists, their attempts at related projects, and references to the writer’s earlier experiments, oeuvre, and how these led to ‘Caricature Painting on Royal Palm Trees’. The word ‘Artist’ with capital ‘A’ is used to mean the writer or the man who undertook the above- mentioned project. It is different from ‘artist’ (with small ‘a’) which means every artist’. In the third chapter, we are taken through description and interpretation of the paintings on the living palm trees. The writer concludes with analysis of positive and negative reactions of people towards the project and also the expected and unexpected. This is why this chapter has the heading ‘Where Have We Come To?|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Agroforestry, 1994|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Agric and Natural Resources|
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