Research Papers/Topics in Fine & Applied Arts

Gender Microaggression Motif In Films Featuring Steven Kanumba

Abstract This study examines gender archetypes prevalent in purposively selected films featuring Steven Kanumba as the protagonist or antagonist. It also explores the spaces occupied by female characters, articulating the contexts of their social existence and the outcomes of the roles assigned to them within cinema narratives in comparison to those of men. The study further interrogates whether these social mappings engender bias, any form of hegemony or subjugation, and consequent...

Utilization Of Colourants From The Vernonia Amygdalina Plant In Wall Tapestry

ABSTRACT This research utilizes colourants from the Vernonia amygdalina (V. amygdalina) plant in an artistic wall tapestry project that drew inspiration from moral lessons found in Bukusu children narratives. The research was based on Loum and Lukyambuzi (2013) study that was done in Uganda and which utilized only one variety of V. amygdalina plant on cotton fabric. Loum‟s study obtained positive results as it confirmed that that plant was polygenetic. This research assumed that dyes ...

Production Of Paintings Inspired By The Fusion Of Selected Kenyan Maasai And Nigerian Fulani Material Culture

ABSTRACTThis study produced paintings through hybridization of material culture from two selected African communities. Hybridization in art happens when material cultures from two or more communities combine to create new forms. Current contemporary African art has been reported to have European styles infused. This infusion has been criticized by scholars to lack portrayal of African identity. Scholars have also argued that authentic African paintings could be achieved when two or more Afric...

Exploration Of Use Of Flowers In The Creation Of Paintings For Aesthetic Enhancement Of Hospital Spaces In Nairobi City County

AbstractThis study aimed at exploring the use of flower paintings as a means of aesthetically enhancing interior spaces of public hospitals within Nairobi City County. The study was based on recent studies conducted in the United Kingdom and the United States of America where researchers found art to be an important aspect of hospital interior set ups because it helps to create a pleasant environment which can be conducive to healing. The study observed that there was...

Assessment Of The Properties Of Silk Fibre And Fabric Produced By Bivoltine Silkworm, Bombyx Mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) In Nairobi, Kenya.

ABSTRACTConcern about global warming has led to renewed interest in the more sustainable use of natural fibres. Among the natural fibres, silk indeed commands considerable respect. Silk is a proteinaceous polymer secretion in the form of a cocoon, consisting of a continuous filament. Although it has been in use for centuries worldwide, Bombyx mori silk is one of the least researched fibre in Kenya. It has many unique physical advantages and properties which make it the highest priced natural ...

A disarticulation of visual knowledge systems within sites of natural history display

ABSTRACTThe copyright of this thesis vests in the author. NoUniversity of Cape Townquotation from it or information derived from it is to bepublished without full acknowledgement of the source.The thesis is to be used for private study or non-noncommercialresearch purposes only.commercial Published by the University of Cape Town (UCT) in termsof the non-exclusive license granted to UCT by the author.

Encouraging The Adoption of Improved Farming Methods at Mayera With Theatre

ABSTRACT In spite of the numerous efforts being made by researchers within the agricultural sector to link farmers with improved and modern methods of farming, there are still a lot of farmers operating at subsistence levels. This research examines an additional rather than a substitutional means to assist in the effective linkage of agricultural research and processes to farmers in Ghana. This is done by exploring how Theatre (using Theatre for Development processes) can be used as...

Fumɛfumɛ: CREATING A NEW DANCE FORM FROM TRADITIONAL DANCES

ABSTRACTDance in many cultures is performed as a form of arousing emotions, social communication, and spiritual fulfillment. Traditional dances are mostly associated with indigenous people of a particular ethnic group. Therefore, any art form emanating from the indigenes is perhaps likely to be termed traditional. Members of similar community sometimes create new dance forms within the framework of existing dances. A typical example is the Fumɛfumɛ dance created in the late 1960s. The study...

Using Creative Dramatics For Vocabulary Development In Public Basic Schools

ABSTRACT The process of teaching and learning is old as human beings. Teaching has been carried out by human beings to disseminate information, knowledge and skills for successful development. Psychologists and Educationists have designed several teaching and learning methods to provide effective ways of teaching and learning. Among other teaching methods one can mention Creative Dramatics teaching method. This method has been tested in the USA and European Countries, and proven to be e...

SET DESIGN WITH ADINKRA SYMBOLS FOR TV3‘S GHANA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL 2014.

ABSTRACT Seeking to project and promote the Ghanaian identity and culture through women, TV3, a private television in Ghana has since 2007 introduced its flagship programme Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB). A comprehensive deconstruction of the show reveals appreciable level of efforts put in by the producers to project and promote the Ghanaian culture in some aspects such as costume designs and dance performances. However, that commendable effort is quite negligible in the area of set de...

DANCE AND THE ANGLICAN FAITH: RETHINKING GHANAIAN NEOTRADITIONAL DANCES FOR CHURCH MINISTRATION

ABSTRACT This research aims at incorporating some Ghanaian neo-traditional and contemporary dance forms such as Agbadza, Adowa and Apatampa into the liturgy of St. Monica Anglican Church, Accra. While different dance styles resembling Ghanaian traditional dances have penetrated church services, few studies exists to reveal how these dance forms have been fused into church services. I define Ghanaian neo-traditional dances as those removed from their original setting for aesthetic, enter...

THE PLAYWRIGHT’S CONCERN WITH THE PLIGHT OF CHILDREN IN ILLEGAL MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA

ABSTRACT Theatre is a powerful means through which humanity is informed, educated and entertained. The playwright thus, plays a very important role in achieving these in the theatre. Through observations and research, the playwright instigates change in society. Presently, we live in a society where children live and work under very difficult conditions which affect their social, psychological and physical well-being. One of such conditions is in the illegal mining sites. Interventional...

A TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OF PETROCIS INFOS, A COMPANY NEWSLETTER OF THE SOCIETE NATIONALE D’OPERATIONS PETROLIERES DE LA COTE D’IVOIRE.

ABSTRACTTranslation and interpretation in various forms (intralingual, interlingual, sign language) have been practiced since the Tower of Babel collapsed. A record of its consideration in the academic sphere, however, dates back to 46 BC, with the writings of Marcus Tillius Cicero. These writings focused mainly on literary translation and, even today, the number of translation theory books that have examined the translation of documents meant for very practical use, remain few and far b...

ART FORMS ON OPOTO FESTIVAL IN ENUGWU- AGIDI

PREFACEThe production of this painting is to enable the society to know and understand the positive effects and the needs the Opoto festival in Enugu Agidi Village. The Opoto festival which is been held every third months of the year march plays a very vital role in Enugu- Agidi.However its sociological important lies in the effort of the masquerade for cattail anti-social behaviour and evil in the village and neighboring town. Though much research has not been done over this festival, but it...

COMPUTER ANIMATION AND IT’S ROLE IN ADVERTISING (FOCUS ON ONLINE ADVERTISING)

ABSTRACT       This research project COMPUTER ANIMATION AND IT ROLE IN ADVERTISING (FOCUS ON ONLINE BANNER ADVERTISING) looks deeply at the computer animation and most importantly the role these two places in advertising.       One can never know the value or importance of ones power of imagination unless its being to existence that moving images have the potentials to convey a lot much more information although images still convey a lot information bec...


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