Show simple item record Caskey, Anne E. en 2016-03-29T18:17:38Z en 2016-03-29T18:17:38Z en 1996-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Caskey, A. (1996). Looking Inward, Looking Outward: The Paintings of Francis X. Nnaggenda from 1967-1977. (unpublished master's thesis). Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana. en
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dc.description Thesis (M.Lib.St..) -- Indiana University South Bend, 1996. en
dc.description.abstract During the ten years from 1967 to 1977 that Francis Xavier Nnaggenda lived outside his native Uganda, he produced a series of paintings that represent more than a literal crossing of lines. Rather, this series crosses boundaries in terms of ideas and traditions, media and styles, creating a synthesis of the African and European worlds. Upon first glance, many are apt to compare Nnaggenda's work to that of Picasso. Influences of both Picasso and traditional African art are apparent. The multi-faceted planes and different perspectives are reminiscent of Cubist paintings, while the structural forms within the painting and the ideas presented suggest traditional African art and ideology. Bugandan traditions, contemporary Ugandan history, and traditional African art, as well as extensive study in Europe with its inherent exposure to European art, all play a role in a series of work that exceeds the boundaries of the separate elements by which it is defined. This series melds these elements together and provides a continuation of traditional African ideas within a largely European framework. Nnaggenda's crossing of boundaries - literally, from Uganda to ten years spent in exile; culturally, from the Buganda of his youth to extensive study in Europe; and artistically, from his primary medium of sculpture to that of painting - demonstrates how he can continue to look inward, perpetuating the inner traditions of the Baganda, while looking outward to the stylistic conventions that have influenced contemporary art worldwide. Nnaggenda balances the inlook and the outlook, melding them together to create a series of work that reflects all these varied influences. en
dc.description.sponsorship IU South Bend Master of Liberal Studies program. en
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dc.subject Nnaggenda, Francis Xavier--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Painting, Ugandan en
dc.title Looking Inward, Looking Outward: The Paintings of Francis X. Nnaggenda from 1967-1977 en
dc.type Thesis en
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