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Ilekun Aafin

Olowe of Ise

Ilekun Aafin

Olowe of Ise
  • Date: 1904 - 1910; Nigeria  
  • Style: Native Art, Yoruba
  • Genre: sculpture
  • Media: wood, pigment
  • Dimensions: 207 x 88 cm
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Wood palace door carved in very high relief, with six registers, top to bottom: 1) two women with infants on their backs, female attendant; 2) male figure on horseback (king called "Arinjale") followed by two male figures, the second playing a whistle; 3) four dancing girls holding their breasts; 4) four males carrying powderkegs on their heads (one broken off); 5) four male soldiers each holding a gun (one broken off); 6) female figure lying prone, head severed and legs spread apart, remains of three pairs of feet of birds (vultures). Along the proper right side of the door are 13 paired male heads, many with beards.

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Short Films

Trafic [2004]

  • Directed by: Catalin Mitulescu
  • Written by: Catalin Mitulescu, Andreea Valean
  • Produced by: Cãtãlin Mitulescu
  • Stuck in heavy traffic, a Romanian businessman heading for an important meeting kills time in the most mundane and improvised ways, from facing personal responsibilities to making random acquaintances. Trafic won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and is said to have instigated the Romanian New Wave.